William Schaberg graduated from Fairfield University in 1966 with a degree in history. He began his business career in the local family business and ended it 39 years later as the Vice-President of Corporate Development and Communications for the American Reprographics Company. Today, he is the proprietor of Athena Rare Books, a firm specializing in first edition copies of works important to the history of ideas.
Bill Schaberg does a great service to the Fellowship of Alcoholics
Anonymous with his exhaustive examination of archival documents,
separating myth from fact. The result is a clearer picture of the
beginnings of A.A. and the development of the Big Book, along with
a rich and compelling portrait of Bill W. Less myth produces a much
better story." -The Very Rev. Ward B. Ewing, D.D., Trustee and past
Chair of the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Retired
Dean and President of the General Theological Seminary, New
"Like a good suspense novel, this book captures the day-to-day struggles these few intrepid men encountered over those years" -Linda Farris Jurtz, Professor Emerita, Eastern Michigan University
"Schaberg's study of Alcoholics Anonymous is a true gift to A.A. and its membership, past, present, and future." -Kevin Hanlon, co-cretor of the documentary Bill W.