Richmond Walker was the second most published author in early A.A. His little black meditational book, Twenty-Four Hours a Day, was surpassed in importance only by the Big Book itself. He was born on August 2, 1892, in Brookline, a suburb of Boston. He got sober when he joined the newly-founded A.A. group in Boston in May, 1942. He eventually began making Daytona Beach, Florida, his principle residence. The A.A. group there asked him to put the book together, and sponsored its publication. The first edition was produced in Daytona Beach in 1948, on a printing press in the county court house, and distributed from Rich's basement. He died on Mar. 25, 1965, with twenty-two years of sobriety.Walker, Richmond is the author of 'Seven Points of Alcoholics Anonymous' with ISBN 9780934125161 and ISBN 0934125163.