[Source of quote above the dust jacket: "Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age" (New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1957, 1985), 167. Source of extended quote below the dust jacket: "Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age," 166-67.] In her memoirs, Bill W.'s wife Lois reported about the year 1938: "December[:] Bill writes Twelve Steps." [See: "Lois Remembers," updated 2d. printing (New York: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., 1979, 1987), 198.] Arthur S. wrote: "1938 - December (early), during the writing of the chapter 'How It Works' at 182 Clinton St, Bill W, converted the then word-of-mouth 6 Steps into 12 Steps . . ." [See: "A Narrative Timeline of AA History," version 2014-03-01, accumulated and ed. by Arthur S., p. 30: http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/pr/2014%20Narrative%20Timeline%20of%20AA%20History.pdf; accessed 5/24/17.] 'PASS IT ON' stated: "The very first draft of the Twelve Steps, as Bill wrote them that night, has been lost. This is an approximate reconstruction of the way he first set them down: '. . . 2. Came to believe that God could restore us to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn our wills and our lives over to the care and direction of God. . . . 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out." [See: 'PASS IT ON' (New York, N.Y.: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1984), 198.] Get "the rest of the story" at "Dick B. on Recovery."