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Alcoholics Anonymous Periodicals and Magazines


 
 

Alcoholics Anonymous periodicals is where you will find old, rare, and hard to find magazines with
early A.A. articles, publications, stories and other related articles of interest.

See the list below for old magazines with A.A. and related content.

Many A.A. periodicals are available that are not listed, e-mail the issues you are looking for.

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INFORMATION TITLE ORDER # PRICE

New Physical Culture Oct/Nov 1949. #NMAA320 $30.
Romance

Nov 1950. My Romance. Near Fine. #NMKM133 $12.
INFO

American Mercury 1954

"The concept of hitting bottom, alcoholics must admit and accept defeat by alcohol before
beginning recovery...

# AA137 SOLD
SOLD

Argosy 1958

Six page article on alcoholism and treatment through Alcoholics Anonymous

# V205 SOLD
SOLD

Argosy 1958

"The Lonesomest Men In The World"
by Jack Martin
"Do you need that fifth cocktail at lunch? Can't you start another day without a bracer? Do you draw
several blanks about last night's party - and are there too many parties in your week? If so, you may
be joining unwittingly that shadowy army of alcoholics-." VG condition.

# AA142 SOLD
SOLD

Best Magazine Articles of the Year 1949

"Hope for the Alcoholic"
by Kathryn Close
magazine is in Very Good condition.

# AA300 SOLD

Canadian Woman

"My Daughter Knows how to Drink"
Author is anonymous. "This mother wants her daughter to learn the dangers of drink in her own
home where she can be protected." Cover is barely on. Fair condition.

# AA144 $30.
SOLD

Collier's 1937

"Loose Liquor"
"Down with booze, down with booze, We want groceries, we want shoes"
Cover is barely hanging on. Fair condition.

# AA52 SOLD
SOLD

Collier's 1939

"Oh, How They Ran"
The use of alcohol by athletes is discussed. Most trainers and coaches disapprove but the
other side has its say. G + condition with 2 loose pages.

# AA51 SOLD
SOLD

Collier's 1943

"Wet and Dry School"

Article discuses the School of Alcohol Studies at Yale. The article states Yale's objectives,
replace guesses with facts "…bringing together people of violently opposite opinions… of the
known facts about alcohol". VG condition with 2 inch tear on front cover. Includes pictures of
members and Dr. Jellinek (Hard to find)

# AA53 SOLD
SOLD

Collier's 1949

"Skid Row - USA" Part 2 of 2

Conclusion of a two part series with “Experiments in Rehabilitation” telling how money, clothes and
jobs are provided. And the involvement of Alcoholics Anonymous who is “is everywhere, in the jails,
the courtrooms and the hospitals”.

# DD109A SOLD
SOLD

Confidential 1954

"A.A. No Booze But Plenty of Babes"
by Homer H. Shannon
"Some AA's go to meetings to hear how to stay dry. The Others - well, many have discovered their
club is a faster spot for a pick-up than the best saloon in town!" Good- condition.

# AA145 SOLD
INFO

Coronet 1947

"I Married An Alcoholic"

# AA119 SOLD
SOLD

Coronet 1949

The author, a wife of an alcoholic, says “… he can turn to that wonderful understanding organization,
Alcoholics Anonymous”. Gives information about a new group called “Non-Alcoholics Anonymous”,
with Q's and A's on what to do. Magazine is in Very Good + condition

# AA301 SOLD
SOLD

Coronet 1955

"I Can Prove There Is A God"
by Lillian Roth "Atheist, Agnostic, unbeliever--at some point in my life I have been all of these."
Magazine is in VG condition.

# AA302 SOLD
INFO

Down Beat 1962

Jazz, Drugs, Recovery with AA Mentioned.

# AA132 $20.
INFO

Fortune 1951 

"A Uniquely American Phenomenon”  
Article outlines the fellowship, founding, and principles. With Religion not being a factor in the organizations makeup, that "A.A. is based entirely on the reality of spiritual experience" a  6 page article.  A.A. distributes reprints. A highly sought after edition for the collector of Alcoholics Anonymous books and literature.  Magazine has light wear on bottom front cover otherwise in Very Good condition with tear to bottom of spine, spot on front bottom of front cover, No mailing label !

# V267 SOLD
INFO

Fortune 1951

"A Uniquely American Phenomenon”
Article outlines the fellowship, founding, and principles. With Religion not being a factor in the
organizations makeup, that "A.A. is based entirely on the reality of spiritual experience" a 6 page article. A.A.
distributes reprints. A highly sought after edition for the collector of Alcoholics Anonymous books and literature.
Magazine has light wear on bottom front cover otherwise in Very Good + condition. No label.

# DD110A SOLD

Fortune 1968

"The Beginning Of Wisdom About Alcohol"

# AA42D $25.
INFO

Gauntlet 1995 Inside

"The Fellowship"
by John Henry Biedermann
The Truth about Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-Step Programs. Fine condition.

# AA149 SOLD
SOLD

Good Housekeeping 1954

"A Letter to a Woman Alcoholic"
by Margaret Lee Runbeck. Magazine is in Very Good condition.

# DD103A SOLD
SOLD

Good Housekeeping 1954

"When the Ones They Love Are Alcoholics"

"A Letter to a Woman Alcoholic"
by Margaret Lee Runbeck. Magazine is in Very Good condition with wear to spine.

# AA313 SOLD
SOLD

Good Housekeeping 1957

Article says A.A. has no national officers or rules, discuses how A.A. handles phone calls that
may be responded to by current members going to their home, and gives the New York office
address to contact if a local office is not available.
Very Good condition.

# AA312 SOLD
Good Housekeeping 1960

Good Housekeeping 1960

"When the Ones They Love Are Alcoholics"
Article on Al-Anon - "Most people know about the work done by AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), an organization in which alcoholics help one another overcome their drinking problems. Fewer realize there is a somewhat similar group devoted to helping the families of alcoholics". VG. 

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# AA310 $20.

INFO

Good Housekeeping 1960

"Most people know about the work done by AA...

# AA21D $15.
INFO

Hygeia The Health Magazine

Third part of a 7 part series on alcoholism from the...

# AA113 $30.
SOLD

Liberty 1949

"How San Francisco Sobers 'Em Up"
by Clint Mosher
"The Golden Gate City, ashamed of having the highest percentage of arrests for drunkenness,
and alarmed by the number of suicides in its drunk tanks, will soon have the nation's most fabulous
clinic for alcoholics." Very Good condition

# AA315 SOLD
SOLD

Ladies Circle 1975

"Are You a Social Alcoholic?"
By John Burns
"The booze problem is not mainly alcoholism. It is the problem on constant drinking, sloppy drinking,
crazy drinking, social acceptable but lethally harmful drinking on the part of millions of ordinary
citizens at all levels throughout the entire population." Magazine is in VG condition, No mailing label

# AA114 SOLD
SOLD

Ladies Home Journal 1946

"The confirmed alcoholic lives in a private world. Alcoholism, doctors say, “is a deadly disease, not
a moral issue. Can we find happy endings for the 750,000 alcoholics of both sexes we have in
America ?" VG condition

# AA138 SOLD
SOLD

Ladies Home Journal 1948

"The Alcoholic And His Women"
Very Good ++ condition.

# AA156 SOLD

Ladies Home Journal 1961

"Who Me? an Alcoholic?" Good +

# AA151 $20.

Ladies Home Journal 1962

Making Marriage Work by Dorothy Cameron Disney "The Alcoholic Parent"

Very Good

# AA152 $20.
Ladies Home Journal 1962

Ladies Home Journal 1962

Making Marriage Work by Dorothy Cameron Disney "The Alcoholic Parent"

Very Good condition

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# AA153 $20.

SOLD

Ladies Home Journal 1971

Pauline K. tells her story in “…hopes that her own experiences will encourage other alcoholics to
take the two essential steps of admitting they are alcoholics and asking for help.” Her story is like
attending a very good lead meeting. Also includes 12, yes or no questions. VG condition with tears
to top and bottom of spine.

# AA154 SOLD
SOLD

LAFF 1950

"Twelfth Step Back With A.A."
magazine is in Very Good - condition with a 12" tear to the spine.

# AA318 SOLD
SOLD

Life 1945

Review of the movie "The Lost Weekend." Very Good

# AA216 SOLD

Life 1945

review of the movie "The Lost Weekend." Very Good

# AA217 $25.
SOLD

Life 1946

"Liquor"
14 page article with photos and drawings, including William Hograth's "GIN LANE" and Currier
Ives Print, "THE DRUNKARDS PROGRESS". Titles include, "How Alcohol Affects The Body",
"How Liquor is Produced", "How 30 Favorite Drinks are Made", and Famous American Bars".
GOOD condition No Label.

# AA83 SOLD
SOLD

Look 1946

Ray Milland

"For his bright portrayal of an alcoholic in the movie milestone The Lost Weekend, LOOK
presents its male Motion Picture Achievement Award for 1945 to Ray Milland." Good Condition.

# LK105 SOLD

Look 1950

"Help for Acute Alcoholics-in 24 hours" VG condition

# LK108 $20.
SOLD

Look 1957

"The Judge who Saves Alcoholics" VG with tears to spine.

# LK104 SOLD
SOLD

Look 1958

Article by Father Ralph S. Pfau (Father John Doe) and Al Hirshberg VG condition

# LK103 SOLD

Look 1964

"One Man's Triumph"
by Fletcher Knebel
"In 1952, Harold E. Hughes was a drunk. Today, he is governor of Iowa." The story of his triumph.
Good condition.

# LK102 $20.
SOLD

McCall's 1951

"I Married an Alcoholic--And I Left Him--I Don't Regret Doing Either" VG condition with 1/2 inch of
bottom spine missing.

# AA158 SOLD

Magazine Digest 1949

"Hidden Cost of Alcohol"
"America knows how much money it spends on alcohol every year-- but all the wealth of a nation
can't pay a man for his life…"

# AA316 $25.

National Geographic 1992

Alcohol:

"The Legal Drug"
With 2 articles on alcoholism, "Alcohol, The Legal Drug" and "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" I believe
this is the only issue of National Geographic to contain articles about Alcoholism. With two
articles; "Alcohol, The Legal Drug" (34 pages) by Boyd Gibbons and The Preventable Tragedy,
"Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" (4 pages) by George Steinmetz. A lot of good research material here
with 35 photos in total or a nice addition to some ones collection. Near Fine condition.

# AA83 SOLD

National Geographic 1992

Alcohol:

"The Legal Drug"
With 2 articles on alcoholism, "Alcohol, The Legal Drug" and "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" I believe
this is the only issue of National Geographic to contain articles about Alcoholism. With two
articles; "Alcohol, The Legal Drug" (34 pages) by Boyd Gibbons and The Preventable Tragedy,
"Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" (4 pages) by George Steinmetz. A lot of good research material here
with 35 photos in total or a nice addition to some ones collection. Near Fine condition.

# AA83A $10.
SOLD

Newsweek 1940

"Alcoholics Anonymous"
Article talks of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Rockefeller dinner, where claims of A.A.
had a 25% success rate in its first five years. The three principles are listed and the current A.A.
membership of approx. 500 members to date. This is the first published article in Newsweek
about A.A. Near Fine condition.

# AA322 SOLD
INFO

Pageant 1955

Includes Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Dr. Ruth Fox, and more...

# AA120 $35.
SOLD

Pageant 1971

"My Life as an Alcoholic"
by Robert Young
magazine is in very good condition.

# AA317 SOLD

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