From the July 2007 magazine.

AA In A Nutshell

A short story with a long reach

When what had originally brought a rosy glow to life clouded everything with embarrassment and shame, and when I couldn't find any reason to live, and it seemed that everything in my life was ruined, I found Alcoholics Anonymous. I had reached a point in my life where I wished, daily, that I could simply go to sleep and never wake up.

I began by attending meetings and then volunteered to work on the literature for the central office. During the meetings I attended, day after day, and week after week, the words to a song I used to sing in church, years ago, kept coming to mind. The...

-- Patrick G.

Huntsville, Alabama