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First AA

Narrated by: Margaret Mann
Length: 29 mins
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Margaret "Marty" Mann is the First Lady Of Alcoholics Anonymous. Listen to this incredible woman - who crusaded to teach all of America, men and women, that alcoholism is a treatable disease. Her life, which spanned most of the 20th century, encompasses despair, hope, and redemption through crusading to battle the pernicious evils of alcoholism, and - perhaps just as bad - ignorance about the nature of alcoholism.

In Marty's own words, "People who dislike the terms 'alcoholic' and 'alcoholism' should consider the alternative of not knowing what was the matter with them and could believe only that they were hopelessly insane."

Enjoy your listening!

©2012 ABN (P)2011 ABN

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Exciting to hear one of the first AA women

I was happy to find this speech by Marty Mann. I am a woman and new member, so this meant a lot to me, listening to her.

I found her comments at the end about the way women hide their disease apropos and reflective of my own experience.

Happy to have found this. Thank you.
The audio is difficult to understand at times, but as this is from the 1960's one must be willing to leave room for imperfections.

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