From the November 2013 magazine.

November 2013: Letter from the Editor

Each November, we feature stories of experience, strength and hope from our Grapevine Story Archive. If you haven’t looked through our wonderful deep well of stories, which dates back to 1944 and includes many of Bill W.’s essays, please visit This month we feature special selections from our new book, No Matter What, about how members get through tough situations in sobriety.

In “An Inner Truth,” a Marine gets sober, even though he’s homeless and has...