From the November 2006 magazine.

A World Apart

Are we pushing people away from AA?

When AA co-founder Bill W. wrote the Big Book and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, he managed--despite his ego--to discuss the AA way of life with a mixture of passion and humility; Though I fall short, I aspire to this combination of passion and humility about AA in my sobriety.

To paraphrase a few thoughts from the Big Book: our hats are off to those who can drink normally; we don't chase after people who don't want our message or the AA way of life; we are careful not to talk down to drunks; we know only a little; and more will be revealed.

-- Anonymous

New York, New York

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