A Biography of Mrs. Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics Anonymous
Hazelden Information & Educational Services, May 1, 2001 - Self-Help - 384 pages
Titles under the Hazelden-Pittman Archives Press imprint focus on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous: its early years; biographies of its founders; the work of men and women who have made significant contributions to the fellowship; AA's spiritual underpinning, the Twelve Steps; and the continuing success of AA.She was born into a life of wealth and privilege, sank to the lowest depths of poverty and despair because of her addiction to alcohol, then rose to transform herself and inspire thousands of others, especially women, to seek help for themselves. Considered one of the most effective public health care reformers of the twentieth century, Marty Mann showed that alcoholism is a disease, not a moral failing, and that it is a major public health problem.
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Review: A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics AnonymousUser Review - Karma - Goodreads
While reading this informative and interesting book, I kept thinking, "Wow, what an amazing woman and she was one of us." I can't believe that in my five years of sobriety I only heard brief ... Read full review
Review: A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics AnonymousUser Review - Beth - Goodreads
Interesting woman. She was in AA at a time when both gays, (she is gay) were shunned as well as women. She was good friends with Jean Kirkpatrick who left AA to create Women for Sobriety. Read full review