LITERATURE

The 3 main books of Emotions Anonymous 

Emotions Anonymous. Saint Paul, MN: Emotions Anonymous International Services, 1995 (Revised edition).

ISBN: 978-0-9607356-5-5. Retails in the UK for ca. £16.

Our main book, containing a helpful and extensive commentary on the 12 steps; the other EA tools; some history; and stories from people whose lives have been changed by EA. It is a good guide to the program as a whole.

Today. Saint Paul, MN: Emotions Anonymous International Services, 1987.

ISBN: 978-0-9607356-2-4. Retails in the UK for ca. £16.

In this little book you find a meditative reading for each day of the year, written by Emotions Anonymous members to help us deal with the difficulties in our lives one day at a time.

It works if you work it. Saint Paul, MN: Emotions Anonymous International Services, 2003.

ISBN: 978-0-9607356-9-0. Retails in the UK for ca. £18.

Our third book brings together EA members' experiences of how they apply the twelve steps in their daily lives practically and effectively. It also gives some historical background information about EA around the globe.

There is much more EA literature available on the international website. If you are interested, you can follow this link.

EA also has a Youtube site, located here, and an app for smartphones and tablets.

 

Non-EA 12-step literature

Some members have found reading the following books helpful to gain additional understanding of and insights into the program. Some of these books are based on the experience of members of AA, the original 12-step program; however, the underlying 12 steps and principles are the same. 

Hirschfield, Jerry. The Twelve Steps for Everyone... who really wants them. Centre City, MN: Hazeldon, 1990. ISBN: 978-1-56838-047-6. Retails in the UK for £12.50. 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous. New York, NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, 2001. ISBN: 978-1-893007-16-1. Retails in the UK for £12.00.

 

McQ., Joe. The Steps We Took. Abercynon, Wales: Accent Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781783754083. Retails in the UK for £8.00. 

 

P., Bill, W., Todd, S., Sara. Drop the Rock: removing character defects: steps 6 and 7.  Centre City, MN: Hazeldon, 2005. ISBN: 978-1-59285-161-4. Retails in the UK for £11.00. 

 

Carnes, Patrick. A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps. Centre City, MN: Hazeldon, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-59285-843-9. Retails in the UK for £17. 

 

Gorski, Terence T. Understanding the Twelve Steps. New York, NY: Fireside, 1989. ISBN: 978-0-671-76558-3. Retails in the UK for £8.00. 

There are also many AA speakers available on Youtube here

Literature advocating 12-step programs but not specifically about them

These may supplement other reading. 

Hirschfield, Jerry. My Ego, My Higher Power and I. Pembroke Pines, FL: HI Productions, 1999. ISBN: 0-9626597-0-3. Retails in the UK for £16.20. 

 

Whitfield, Charles L. Healing the Child Within. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 2006. ISBN: 978-0-932194-40-4.  Retails in the UK for £13.00. 

 

Whitfield, Charles L. Wisdom to know the difference: core issues in relationships, recovery and living. USA: Muse House Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-935827-10-8. Retails in the UK for £11.00. 

 

Whitfield, Charles L. My Recovery: A personal plan for healing. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 2003. ISBN: 0-0753-0120-7. Retails in the UK for £5.00. 

 

Bradshaw, John. Healing the Shame that Binds You. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-7573-0323-4. Retails in the UK for £9.00. 

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