From the April 2003 magazine.

Your Move

Aim for the best

Readers comment on the September 2002 AA Grapevine

I'd like to comment further on the focus you have given to American post-9/11 "sobriety" issues in the Grapevine.

As an AA member who has lived abroad and attended meetings in many countries, I am fully aware and appreciative of AA's open and inclusive worldwide fellowship. My reaction to the Grapevine's focus on issues around 9/11 was "Oh, darn, they think they're New Yorkers (or Americans) first and alcoholics, second."

Perhaps it was a well-thought out decision (as the editorial comment said), and perhaps...

-- Irene K.

San Francisco, California