The August selection comprises three pdf files. The first contains a reproduction of *“Alcoholics Anonymous,”* Jack Alexander’s March 1, 1941 article from *The Saturday Evening Post*. The second file is a copy of his follow-up piece entitled: *“A Drunkard’s Best Friend,” *published nine years later in the April 1, 1950 edition of the same periodical. The final file contains a brief letter from Alexander published in the May 1945 issue of the *AA Grapevine *in which he shares some background details on genesis of his original article. It all makes for fascinating reading.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Before there was a "Big Book", Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, the "AA Grapevine" or General Service -- before there were meetings, clubs, conventions or any AA literature -- before there was an H&I committee, there was a visit to an Akron hospital where "one drunk talked to another."