Marty Mann breaks personal anonymity and did so at the level of press. Instead of scorned for her obvious lack of humility and overt infringement of Step 11, she’s historically praised.
----11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.----
Consider the following article where she was photographed as well as named as a member of AA. This is an obvious breech of traditions and yet another example of the foundation of lies AA was built upon. Such an obvious ad campaign driven by herself and other “members” of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Mrs. Marty Mann. Speaker Next Friday. Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsor Open Meeting.
The Sunday Morning Star, Feb 18, 1945.
“Mrs. Marty Mann, first woman member of Alcoholics Anonymous…will be the principle speaker at a public meeting…in the ballroom of the Du Pont hotel Friday evenening.”
“The purpose of this meeting is to acquaint the public with the work and methods of Alcoholics Anonymous and the problem of alcoholism.”
In other words, designed to solicit the public into a cult religion based on false premises.