|Plot Summary of My Name is Bill W.|
|"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."
Susanna Marlowe, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of My Name is Bill W.|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Phys disability/mental struggle?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- druggie/wino disease
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- New York
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- 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
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 51-75% of book
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