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Web Exclusive: Who Does This Jerk Think I Am?

A newcomer gives us an amusing look into her alcoholic mind as she encounters AA for the first time.

"Thinking of suicide, but I am fine, thanks!"

(7:00 am)  The day started out like any other day with Led Zeppelin blaring in my ears. The loud music set off a staccato of the hangover blues in my brain. It was time to get up and face the day. I flopped over the edge of the bed and grabbed my clothes. I threw them on, stumbling down the dark, narrow hallway to my son's door. I saw the sun shining through the sheer curtains on his cherubic face. A little devil inside of me wanted to wake him up rudely but I stomped the thought down and woke him up gently.

"Come on, David. It is time to wake up."

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