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A member discusses the spiritual significance of supporting ourselves
As a fledgling fellowship, our founders were eagerly looking for any way to fund our endeavor. Hope was our book would become a best-seller returning huge profits to the stockholders. Yes they had sold stock in “Works Publishing” to fund the printing of our beloved Big Book. It was not selling. On February 8, 1940, at the exclusive Union Club in New York City, a meeting was arranged with the Rockefellers and seventy-five of their associates in hopes of obtaining a large sum of money to underwrite our now successful attempts to help drunks. Those hopes were dashed when Nelson...
-- Mike S.
Life is Good
A member reflects on her 28th anniversary
Six Axioms of Alcoholic Thinking
A member gives us a rundown in plain English
Look at Your Toes
His sponsor had a quick way of reminding him where he was in that moment
Salad and Humble Pie
She was able to see her part in the argument