From the October 2013 magazine.

October 2013: Letter from the Editor

When we first come into AA, we hear things like, “We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not,” or “let go absolutely,” or “… God. May you find Him now!” However, we’re also told, “Don’t be discouraged.” In this month’s special section, we feature stories for day counters to hopefully help them grab onto this life-saving program.

In the story “My Parachute,” a woman lovingly remembers how much the AA book Living Sober helped her in her first year. In “