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By Matthew J. Raphael

William Griffith Wilson, pointed out through "Time" journal as one of many hundred so much influential members of the 20 th century, is healthier referred to as invoice W., cofounder of Alcoholics nameless. during this ebook, Matthew J. Raphael, himself a member of A.A. (and writing right here below a pseudonym, based on A.A.'s culture of anonymity), offers a revealing new examine either the mythical invoice W. and the personal Mr. Wilson, who attempted to reside except his personal star.

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A. Symons's classic The Quest for Corvo (1934), the progenitor of the "quest biography" genre in which the life of the biographical subject is linked to the vicissitudes of the biographer. Bill W. and Mr. Wilson is a book of personal impressions and rumina- Page xii tions, for which no one else is ultimately accountable. 's New York Headquarters and at Stepping Stonesrespectively, Judit Santon and Eileen Guilianithis book does not in any way speak for them or for Alcoholics Anonymous. A. A. anonymity.

Coffeepot may be found. The Akron Archives displays the mother of all such pots, the one used by Anne Smith (Mrs. Dr. A. meetings in their home. A. history lives within Dr. A. commerce thrives outside. The basement and detached garage have been converted into souvenir shops full of recovery paraphernalia. The proceeds go toward restoration and maintenance of 855 Ard-more, but the line of goods resembles that of the freelance profiteers who surround the main parking lot back on campus and ply their trade from the back of pickups and station wagons.

Like Hemingway, Thomsen glorifies the modernist manly ideals of emotional withdrawal and disciplined silence. 6 Billy has no choice but to accept his fate, one way or another. The boy has often seen his mother's nagging exasperation with his father's drinking and lassitude. 7 "Something was going to happen and it had to do with him, with his father, and with the fact that no one in the world knew that they were here" (BW, 5). His father, it dawns on Billy, is preparing to leave home. "Gilly" Wilson, a taciturn Yankee, has stolen into his son's room and silently summoned him upon a midnight ride in order, again silently, to bid him Page 22 fond farewell.

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