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The Meditations of Old MR. Perelman on "Dynamic Drunks (by S. J. Perelman)
In my painful profession, the sole point of which is to juxtapose familiar words into an unfamiliar pattern and thereby maintain a full head of steam...
How It Feels to Make One's First Beginnings in A. A. (by Joe)
Harry I. of the New York A.A. is up here at the farm. Seeing he is here for two days, I am pumping him for all I can get out of him on A.A. He has...
How It Feels to Make One's First Beginnings in A. A. (by Steve)
Felt fine, but tired. Up too late. Did bills, called M. and got set for A.A. lunch. More bills--more and more nervous till I decided I was too shy to...
How It Feels to Make One's First Beginnings in A. A. (by Elliot B.)
I was in my 60th year when I first contacted A.A. I had always been a steady and heavy drinker. Having what drinks I wanted was as much a natural...
How It Feels to Join A. A. Long Before You Have to (by Beatrice)
It was a lovely spring morning last June, warm and full of promise--a day that fills you with love of life and a desire to live it fully, to...
Do You Know: (by An Anonymous Doctor)
By the time most of us have reached A.A., we have suffered and, contrary to our expectations, have survived many hangovers. This happy and surprising...
A Father Looks Through His Son's Eyes (by Bill S.'s father, Wally)
If we non-alcoholics, who have seen this alcoholic disease take possession of one who is dear to us, could change places with the alcoholic and...
The Children Say What A.A. Means to Them (by Bert T.'s 18-year-old son, Alan)
Six years ago my father called my brother and me into the living room to give us one of his few and scattered "lectures." However, the contents of...
The Children Say What A.A. Means to Them (by Felicia G.'s 17-year-old daughter,)
The first time I encountered Mother under the influence of liquor (and I do mean influence), I was rather taken aback by the surprised shock I...
The Children Say What A.A. Means to Them (by Ed F.'s 18-year-old daughter, Joan)
I am an alcoholic's daughter. I think what I missed most in my childhood was a feeling of security. A child needs to feel that home is always the...