- The AA Joke Page 96 In The Big Book

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A female AA sponsee was meeting with her sponsor and asked what the Big Book would advise about sex.  The Sponsor said to consult page 69 which is where the book Alcoholics Anonymous discusses the Sex part of the 4th Step Inventory.

Arriving home the sponsee eagerly turned her book to page 96 (transposing the correct page number.)  Here's what she found on Page 96

Do not be discouraged if your prospect does not respond at once. Search out another alcoholic and try again. You are sure to find someone desperate enough to accept with eagerness what you offer. We find it a waste of time to keep chasing a man who cannot or will not work with you. If you leave such a person alone, he may soon become convinced that he cannot recover by himself. To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy. One of our Fellowship failed entirely with his first half dozen prospects. He often says that if he had continued to work on them, he might have deprived many others, who have since recovered, of their chance.

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