“All kinds of people have found their way into A.A. Not too long ago, I sat talking in my office with a member bears the title of Countess. That same night, I went to an A.A. meeting. It was winter, and there was a mild-looking little gent taking the coats. I said, “Who’s that?”
“And somebody answered, “Oh, he’s been around for a long time. Everybody likes him. He used to be one of Al Capone’s mob.” That’s how universal A.A. is today.”


“We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. All of us, whatever our race, creed, or color, are the children of a living Creator, with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms such as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.”

1. A.A. Comes of Age, P. 102
2. Alcoholics Anonymous, P. 28