From the July 2000 magazine.

Your Move

The real thing


Readers tell us about their favorite passages in AA literature.

In chapter three of the Big Book, "More About Alcoholism," one passage reads: "To be gravely affected, one does not necessarily have to drink a long time nor take the quantities some of us have. This is particularly true of women. Potential female alcoholics often turn into the real thing and are beyond recall in a few years." As a high-bottom drunk, I highlighted those three sentences on pages 33 and 34.

-- Jo B.

Anchorage, Alaska

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