Bill’s most intimate talk, delivered on November 16, 1950, a very sad day for AA. He was 16 years sober at the time, and just about to turn 55. This may be the best and most complete retelling of his story, and the most personal about his relationship with Dr. Bob (1:19:40). See “Big Book Q&A,” Personal Stories Section, “Bill’s Story,” and “Dr. Bob’s Nightmare,” on this site.