From the July 2000 magazine.

Your Move

False ideals


Readers tell us about their favorite passages in AA literature.

By the age of twenty-six I had all the ingredients of success as defined by our society: money, recognition, and the ability to buy all the trappings; yet I wasn't happy and neither were the people I met who had the same advantages. I drank to reject this society. I remember getting drunk one Thursday afternoon, feeling so superior to all those slobs who went to work to pay the mortgage and raise the kids. I just knew it wouldn't make them happy, so why would they put in such effort? I tried to...

-- Willa R.

Victoria, British Columbia