Bill Wilson

Happy Birthday Bill Wilson!

Bill Wilson's 108th birthday anniversary is this week.  In this article from The Fix, Susan Cheever tells us a bit about the early years of AA's co-founder.

…Bill Wilson was born on Thanksgiving behind a bar. His father’s family owned an inn, the sprawling red-gabled Wilson House on the south side of the village green in East Dorset, Vermont, a small town where quarrying and polishing local marble was the only industry. (His father, Gilly Wilson, was a quarryman.) Raised in these humble circumstances, Bill Wilson grew up to pioneer a movement that has forever enriched our view of addiction.

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Martin Sheen to address addiction in one-night play reading at Geffen Playhouse

In June, Martin Sheen will star in a one-night reading of the play “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” — a drama about the founding of AA — at the Geffen Playhouse. The reading is scheduled to take place June 27 and will be a joint fundraiser for the Geffen and Hazelden, a nonprofit addiction treatment center. Tickets to the reading range from $75 to $250 and include a post-show Q&A and more.

Martin Sheen to address addiction in one-night play reading at Geffen Playhouse