From the January 1949 magazine.

--What I Found I Did Not Like--

THE article "Twelfth Step Kid" by A. S. in the December issue of The A.A. Grapevine, interested me immensely, especially as it made me see something in me that needs correcting.

My first impression on reading was this: "That is exactly like--. He pulls the same stunt, etc.; etc."

Then my thoughts probed a little deeper. I realized that in a sense I was complimenting myself because I didn't do these things and use A.A. as a means of escaping my legitimate responsibilities. But I had forgotten something. "In A.A. we do not criticize, we only try to help." And...

-- D.A.

Nutley, New Jersey