From the July 2000 magazine.

Your Move

That's me!


Readers tell us about their favorite passages in AA literature.

When I stumbled into an AA meeting in 1983, someone suggested--in addition to a number of other things--that I read and study the Big Book. Being an egomaniac, I decided to skim the pages and dazzle the group with some stories and baloney. Instead what I got was a big shock. Skimming, I couldn't digest anything; but two lines hit me like a north wind on a cold dark February night. On page 31 I read "Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe that they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic."

-- Paul

This is a preview. To view the full article, use the link below to begin a free 7-day trial!