My Name is Bill W. Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a biography of Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. It traces both Bill's family history of alcoholism, how he became an alcoholic, and how he stopped drinking. It then shows how he developed the philosophy underpinning the Alcoholics Anonymous organization. It also talks about his marriage and how his wife stood by him. It is an inspiring book for recovering alcoholics and their families and friends. However, it may be a bit boring to other people.
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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   alcohol Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   spiritual Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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