From the December 1963 magazine.

9:00 to 5:00

NOW is the time for me to learn whether or not I know how to use the Alcoholics Anonymous program for my own needs. It is time to see if I can really practice what I have preached.

I have tried to do so in the past few years, of course, but on a lesser scale than circumstances call for now. After twenty years of being a housewife and mother (with some time out for overindulgent imbibing), circumstances have placed me back in the competitive business world.

During the past four years, I have been associating with fellow members almost exclusively, people who, for the most...

-- M. P.

Woodside, New York