A.A. History Myth-Makers Are At It Again

Re: Clarence Snyder was paid for his story?

Posted By:


Fri May 24, 2013 4:07 pm |


From: James E Williams <jamesewilliams@…>

(jamesewilliams at suddenlink.net)

He was not.

My source is the man himself.

I have been sober for 32 years, I sobered up in Castleberry at the Rebos Club,

Clarence was my grandsponsor. He also 12th stepped me. I have been to his house

several times and to meetings with him.


The Wild Goose Chase……………………………………………………. and Glenn C.

Recently, half a dozen history “lovers” have perpetrated a no rules barrered A.A. wild goose chase.

With no documented evidence whatever, they keep tossing around the “question” whether Clarence

H. Snyder got paid for his story in the Big Book.

Of course, he was not.

And what new kind of myth-making or mischief-making has prompted this waste of time and effort and love and service which should be pursued for the benefit of AAs for others to answer.

But the foregoing testimony of James E. Williams is just one of the many eye-witness statements that puts the truth way way ahead of the deceptive “questions” now promulgated by a handful of speculators.

There is other testimony by Steve Foreman, one of four Clarence Snyder sponsees who not only knew Clarence’s wife Grace quite well, but also were Clarence’s sponsees. Steve, these other sponsees, and their wive have–to a person–put to rest the canard–in which the “lovers” have added a scurrilous letter of half a century ago where the AAWS chastized Clarence for objecting to the royalties being paid to Bill Wilson for his A.A. writings.

For accurate and further information, contact Steve Wilson, Winter Park, Florida who has all the details and would be happy to put this nonsense to rest in your minds.

See also http://www.cametobelieve.org.

About mauihistorian

Uses pen name Dick B.: Writer, Historian, Retired attorney, Bible student, CDAAC, and active and recovered A.A. member with over 25 years of continuous sobriety. Published 42 titles and over 650 articles on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Christian Recovery Movement. www.dickb.com
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s