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Joe Sober—Because God

By Joe Sober

I didn't rewrite the Big Book, but that '24 Hours a Day' book needed some of that Joe Sober-power. You're welcome. MORE  

The Recovery Clichés

By Jared Mazzaschi

Smug solutions—the shrill, pedantic, annoying and ultimately quite helpful messages of sobriety. MORE  

The Continuing Adventures of Joe Sober—Freedom!

By Joe Sober

My name is Joseph and I am still more sober than you. MORE  

Unhappy Camper—Joe Sober Strikes Again

By Joe Sober

The continuing adventures of AA cliché Joe Sober. This installment—Joe gets into self-service with a smile! MORE  

Why I’m More Sober than You!

By Joe Sober

In fact I am so very sober and humble it is absurd. MORE  

Is AA a Cult, or a Culture?

By Jennifer Matesa

For every quasi-authoritarian 12-step meeting, I’ve gone to more than a dozen other more equitable ones. MORE  

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