The Laundry List Kindle Edition    (  <–  click on link to Amazon)

I am so glad to finally be able to share this with everyone!  This is the original book written by Tony A. that began the Adult Children of Alcoholics movement.  This is where you will find the 12 steps that Tony developed.  Tony A.’s life story and how he came to create the ACoA group.  This is available as a Kindle ebook for $9.99.  Please get a copy and enjoy.  Much of the information on this blog was quoted from this book.

Just Lexxie, Chatter’in Again


Just a note to let everyone know that I finally got the Laundry List expanded.  In Tony A’s book The Laundry List, he explains each of the ACoA characteristics.  I have created a page for each characteristic, like I did with the steps, and added Tony’s explanations of the Laundry List.  At the moment they are a bit out of order but I hope to get that fixed pretty soon.  Tony had some interesting things to say about each of these characteristics, I hope you find this information helpful.


I recently received my copy of , The Laundry List: The ACoA Experience by Tony A. and Dan F.   I found it on Amazon.com for under $10, which was an amazing deal, given that I have seen the book listed for over $100 from time to time on there.  So I was really excited when I got it.

I feel that this book represents a vital piece of history in the ACoA Movement.  I get frustrated by the fact that there is so little information available about the co-founder of ACoA.  I understand the need for anonymity but for a group that is adamantly engaged in the process of breaking the Don’t Talk rule of the alcoholic family, I guess I expected someone to be talking about him and the others that have been credited with their own little pieces of the ACoA history.

I am also very curious as to why the ACoA World Service Organization seems to have enacted such a firm separation between themselves and Tony.  Maybe I am wrong about this interpretation, and if you happen to know differently, please enlighten me.