From the May 2019 magazine.

Card-carrying thumper

By following the directions in the book, he became a passionate lifetime fan

I have to start off by saying I’m a Big Book thumper and a card-carrying member of the IBBTU (International Big Book Thumpers Unanimous). Let me tell you why I’m so passionate about the Big Book. 

I came to AA after a dozen years of trying to avoid becoming an alcoholic by controlling how much I drank. I really thought I could control it and I even had periods where it looked like I had succeeded. But always there would be a blowup, followed by yet another attempt to stop. 

-- Jim H.

Largo, Florida

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