From the May 1953 magazine.

Special Announcement

(Editor's Note: As promised last month, we are pleased to bring you a special advance notice from General Service Headquarters announcing publication of Bill's new book, "The Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions." The Traditions appeared serially in The Grapevine in the past twelve issues.)

After nearly eighteen months of writing, editing, and pre-publication detail, "The Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions" is about to be released. In this new volume, regarded by those familiar with the project as the most important AA publication since the "Big Book" first appeared in 1939, Bill draws upon his long experience, and upon that of other early members, to set forth his profound yet spirited interpretation of the fundamental principles of AA.

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