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On the Problem of Getting a Job
IT is slightly difficult to impress a new member of AA, even a sober one, who does not know where his next meal is coming from or where he is to find...
Getting in Step With the Steps (by D. K.)
IN Appendix II, PP 4, Line 3 of the Big Book we read: "Most of our experiences are what the psychologist William James calls the "educational variety...
Around the World (by Bill K.)
The following letter was accompanied by a gift subscription for someone in Poland.--Ed.
How AA Came to Them (by Brooklyn)
ONE afternoon I spied one of my pre-AA bosses on a Brooklyn Heights street going into a cocktail lounge. I ran in after him, then suddenly froze up...
My Feud with Jim Farley (by J. K. B.)
I WANT to make amends right here and now to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, James Farley and the whole New Deal administration. The trouble started with...
The New Year's Present (by Emerson S. Schwenk)
FOR five years I've sat behind this desk and I can't remember a week without someone coming in off the street WANTING! Wanting car-care, a meal,...
A Cold Winter's Ninth Step (by J. E. H.)
A COLD wind mixed with heavy rain slammed against my house as I nervously approached the telephone to make a call, too long delayed after two and one...
About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment (by Courier Journal Times)
Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are...
The Eighth Step
AROUND THE TABLES, I have, of late, participated in a succession of discussions centering on the Eighth Step. I regard this Step as the easiest but...
Don't Wait Until You're Comfortable (by B. M.)
A SAYING THAT I have been hearing around quite a few of the AA tables is "Wait until you're comfortable," in reference to the working of certain...