J: There was a man in one of those studies and... he said, that is
good! I would like for my group to hear this. He said, would you all come
to my group and put it on for the weekend. I remember--we were talking
about it tonight.
At that time I said, well I guess so if anyone wants to listen to it,
but I can't imagine nobody'll want to listen to this all weekend. What we
did--we went to Lawton, Oklahoma, and there were thirty-five people there
that night we did the Big Book study. This is where the Lawton tapes were
The first tapes were of the Big Book study that weekend. These tapes
went all over A. A. and all over the world. This is actually what started
us in the Big Book study. It was a small beginning, like every thing else
in Alcoholics Anonymous. We'll be--last year we probably did over thirty
Big Book studies all over the United States and Australia and Canada.