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Topic: Grapevine Literature
Much ado about GV Fellowship feedback provides key informationIn recent months, there has been a flurry of sharing going on in the Fellowship about AA Grapevine. Beginning with last year's...
"I gave him one bottle of beer. That was the last drink he ever took." -Bill W.
Serenely remarking to his attendant, “I think this is it,” Dr. Bob passed out of our sight and hearing November sixteenth at noonday. So ended the consuming malady wherein he had so well shown us how...
How a little magazine connected two men who really needed AA
In March of 2009, I woke up from a blackout in a place that was becoming all too familiar to me—the county jail. I came to my senses as the judge was advising me that the crime I was charged with...
Our co-founder explains why we should question no one's transformation
It is the intention of the Grapevine to carry occasional accounts of spiritual experiences. To this interesting project I would like to say a few introductory words. There is a very natural tendency...
With no AA in prison, one alcoholic tells how Grapevines and members' letters brighten his day
I just began my 19th year of incarceration. When I was 15, my father died of alcoholism. I didn’t know how to cope with his death. I began to lash out and hang around with a street gang. I believed...
An early reminder by our co-founder to avoid controversy and preserve our unity
TRADITION TEN: Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy. To most of us, Alcoholics Anonymous has become as solid as the...
When I was incarcerated about eight years ago, the AA meeting I went to on Tuesday nights resembled outside meetings in many ways. But there were a few major differences: 1) there were no women; 2)...
In addition to the Big Book and the "Twelve and Twelve," the following selection of reading material may be of particular interest to people in correctional facilities and those who work with them....
BROOKLYN BRIEFS. For the summer months, we are holding open meetings on Friday at 8:30 P.M., in the air-cooled Grand Salon of the Hotel St. George, Henry and Clark Streets, Brooklyn. An elevator runs...
Best of Bill
In a series of handy-sized pamphlets, our co-founder explains the important areas of "Faith," "Fear," "Honesty," "Humility," and "Love." These five reprints from the Grapevine are a short, succinct...

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