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Why Bill W. Wrote the 12 Steps Twice

By Susan Cheever

The AA founder penned two versions of the 12 Steps, separated by 15 years and a lifetime of troubles. Their differences will surprise you. MORE  

Who Really Founded AA?

By Susan Cheever

Did Bill W. make AA in his own image, or do others deserve equal billing? The debate over AA's origins rages on—revealing factions and fractures in the entire movement. MORE  

Susan Cheever on the Real Bill W.

By Susan Cheever

On the anniversary of his 1971 death, the AA founder's complicated life is more instructive than ever in an increasingly tumultuous world. MORE  

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