Classic Reprints

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The Hands of AA (by Anonymous)
I have watched alcoholics' hands for over thirty years. Hands drinking. Newcomers' hands. Sober sponsors' hands. The hands of AA. God's hands. For...
An Unlikely Hero (by Hannah H.)
My father passed away this year, just two months before he would have celebrated thirty years in AA. As we cleared away his desk littered with stacks...
AA at Its Best (by Colin C.)
Each Saturday at 9:00 A.M., the small AA group in Papua, New Guinea, meets in a tiny room above the Lutheran Church administration building. We are a...
A Dose of Reality (by Jill L.)
I recently went on a Twelfth Step call with another recovering alcoholic to a woman's home. What I saw and felt there is almost impossible to put...
Let It Begin with Me (by W. Jim Estelle, Jr.)
O My name is Jim Estelle and I'm a grateful nonalcoholic. The fact that you all have let me share your joy in sobriety for some twenty or twenty-five...
Learning To Fly (by Sybil C.)
My name is Sybil, and I'm an alcoholic. I got to this Fellowship in 1941, and I want to just reminisce with you a little bit about the olden days,...
How About A Group Inventory? (by Anonymous)
When the article, "How About a Group Inventory?", was first published in August 1956, taking an inventory of a group was a relatively new idea. Since...