From the November 1944 magazine.

How It Feels to Make One's First Beginnings in A. A.

The First Questions. . .

Felt fine, but tired. Up too late. Did bills, called M. and got set for A.A. lunch. More bills--more and more nervous till I decided I was too shy to go to lunch alone. Relaxed and finished bills. Dressed. Lunch at Pierre --4 glasses (big) of champagne--good lunch. Then bookshop to finish overseas packages. Raining--taxi to school [a school instructing in occupational therapy], but changed address to Longchamps --more champagne--to hell with school. How could I work? This at Longchamps. . . .

Joining A.A. means "Eventually --why not now?"

-- Steve

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