Pocket-sized (3.5"x5.5") softcover with:
First 164 pages of the Big Book
Includes The Doctor's Opinion; The original Foreword; Dr. Bob's story; Spiritual Experience; Original Manuscript text of Chapter 5; Word and subject index with more than 8000-page references; Phone directory of most of the AA Intergroups worldwide.
What happened to the 2023 version?
For 25 years the year stamped on the spine reflected an annually updated list of intergroup phone numbers. With the growth of the internet, AA phone numbers are used and updated more and more infrequently. At this point, the changes are infrequent enough that they can’t be presented as being “new” every year.