FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, OF AL-ANON’S FAVORITE FORUM EDITORIALS, 1970, SIGNED BY LOIS WILSON AND HER SUCCESSOR AS FORUM EDITOR, MARGARET D.
WILSON, Lois. Al-Anon's Favorite Forum Editorials. New York: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, 1970. Octavo, original blue-gray cloth, original dust jacket. $2250.
First edition, presentation copy, signed by Lois Wilson as “Lois,” inscribed by the author of the foreword and her successor as the editor of Al-Anon’s FORUM newsletter: “To —— with Al-Anon love Margaret D.”
Lois Wilson, the wife of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson, co-founded Al-Anon, a support organization for the families and friends of alcoholics. FORUM started with Lois Wilson coming up with the idea for an Al-Anon newsletter. According to Margaret D., author of the foreword, Lois “draft[ed] our first Newsletter on a yellow legal pad at the old Clearing House.” Margaret D., however, took over editorial duties at FORUM a few years later. Booklabel that reads: “Memento of 35th A.A. Anniversary International Convention Miami Beach, Florida, July, 1970”; this was the first convention at which this book would have been available. Owner signature. Additional gift inscriptions. List of contacts at rear.
Book with interior fine and only light soiling and toning to extremities of cloth, dust jacket with only minor rubbing to extremities and a bit of toning to spine. An extremely good signed copy.