From the May 1992 magazine.

What We Were Like

Fragments Of AA History - The AA Preamble

The words contained in the AA Preamble are perhaps the most often repeated words throughout the AA Fellowship. Used to open many meetings around the world, the Preamble encapsulates the essence of AA's Traditions and gives an overview of the practices and principles so vital to AA life.

Yet, where did these words come from? Who wrote them, and why?

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