The trustees Literature Committee is seeking stories from AA members with diverse
backgrounds. This is in response to the 2022 Conference Advisory Action that the
trustees’ Literature Committee revise the pamphlet “Do You Think You’re Different?” to
update the stories to represent greater diversity.
The Trustees’ Literature Committee requested that consideration be given to stories from
multicultural populations, stories from A.A. members whose experience reflects multiple
factors, and from diverse populations not addressed in other current A.A. literature.
Please encourage members in your area to write their personal stories for possible
inclusion in the revised pamphlet “Do You Think You’re Different.” Stories should reflect “in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now.”
The suggested format for typed manuscripts is 500-800 words, double spaced, in
12-point font. Handwritten manuscripts should be approximately 5 to 6 pages.
Please include your complete name, address, and email/phone information on the first
page of your manuscript. A copy of your manuscript should be retained for your files.
The anonymity of all authors will be observed whether their story is selected for
publication or not.