This book features firsthand accounts told through rare recordings of interviews and speeches, diary entries, and other documents dating from the 1940s, including many from Stepping Stones Archives. Author Michael Fitzpatrick presents the inspiring story of Al-Anon Family Groups. Discover how cofounders Anne B. and Lois W. guided the growth of the fellowship by launching their first Clearing House in the upstairs gallery/library/office at Stepping Stones. This intimate peek into these visionaries’ lives includes some never-before-published letters from Stepping Stones and recordings collected by Al-Anon pioneer Arbutus O. See how the program used by the early “Wives Groups” has evolved over time. Not only will you become a witness to Al-Anon history, you will find inspiration and insight into the core principles and practices that have made this a lifesaving program for thousands worldwide.