I last touched a glass of wine on 12-25-1995. I give the credit of remaining sober for so long to my lovely wife, AA and The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Surprised, but it is true. This book opened the doors to a happier life, a life without alcohol which was unthinkable a few decades back. The book explains every step clearly, but one grouse that I had then and have now is the somewhat over complication of the steps. A little simplification will enable the book to reach a wider audience.