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...