Author of the story by that name in the Big Book, Marty M. was one of the first women to join AA. She had her spiritual experience while reading the manuscript version of the BB, given her while under treatment by Dr. Tiebout, who later became Bill W.’s therapist. She attended her first meeting in the home of Bill and Lois in Brooklyn. Founder of the National Council on Alcoholism, she was tireless in her effort to gain acceptance for the disease concept of alcoholism (58:48 min.). For more on Marty, see “Big Book Q&A,” Personal Stories Section, “Women Suffer Too,” on this site. See also her biography, shown above, and comments thereon in PTP's Goodreads page.