March 2011

Not Fooling Anyone, Even Myself

An old-timer’s journey out of fear and shame that people would find out he joined AA

When I came to my first meeting, alcoholism wasn’t a trendy thing. It was not yet the defense de jour for entertainers or politicians in trouble with the law. It was a word for derelicts of society. A boozer. A lush. It was the stuff of tragedy, and sometimes, comedy.


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