From the July 2000 magazine.

Your Move

Dead center


Readers tell us about their favorite passages in AA literature.

There is a six-word sentence on page 132 in the Big Book, located dead center on the page. Sixteen lines are above it on that page and sixteen lines are below it. The sentence reads: "We absolutely insist on enjoying life."

Like many of us, I came to AA depressed and with a healthy inferiority complex. Early in my quest for sobriety, a member of the Fellowship brought this passage to my attention and pointed out that the paragraphs that followed painted a picture of the enjoyment of life...

-- Chris L.

Charlottesville, Virginia