September 2013: Letter from the Editor

“We are people who normally would not mix,” says the Big Book in “There Is a Solution.” But somehow, we do—in thousands of meetings all over the world, every day. This month’s special section features stories on keeping the rooms of AA safe, to ensure “a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful.”

A woman in a new city goes to a meeting expecting to be nurtured, but instead ends up feeling worse, in “Welcome.” In the story “