From the March 1968 magazine.

40-hour Marathon Meetings

. . .The long hours in marathon bid fair to open the heart. . .

IT'S EASY to assume that we aren't going to see much change in the AA way of doing business in years to come.

There are signs this is much too easy an assumption.

From the East Coast and the West Coast come separate reports[1] of a new kind of small, intense AA meeting, not confined to AA members, but including anyone who will abide by the rules of the meeting. The purpose of these meetings is self-inventory: how I am doing now. They are either Fifth Step or Tenth Step meetings, or both, and they are designed to furnish a place for in-depth disclosure of the...

-- Anonymous