Who was Pat Cooper?

Kaye Miller's letter to Bill W., about Pat Cooper the author of "The Lone Endeavor", and others who likely obtained sobriety using the Mulilith edition of the Big Book.

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This page shows a letter from  Kaye Miller

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS COMES OF AGE [ AAWS Inc.] mentions her on page 91

...Late in that year I [Bill W.] made a business trip to Cleveland and handed one of these mimeographs to a friend who was an attorney. He happened to be the attorney for a wealthy young Clevelander who then lived on the coast, where he had been drinking himself into one dilemma after another.
    My lawyer friend sent him the prepublication copy of the Big Book, and he gobbled it up. He insisted on going straight to Akron, where he placed himself under the tutelage of Dr. Bob and the benign influence of Wally G., in whose home he lived for a time. His ex-wife Kaye M. was not an alcoholic, but she turned up in New York, full of enthusiasm about A.A. for itself. She was inspired with the same spirit which is found in the Family Groups of today.
     She took a boat to the west coast and presently landed at Los Angeles, and the next thing we knew she had looked up Johnny Howe of the city's Probation Department. He had plenty of drunks on his hands, both hospital inmates and parolees. Johnny had been laboring hard with his charges, but to little avail. When he was shown book Alcoholics Anonymous and was told what Kaye had seen at the twin Meccas of Akron and New York, he became more hopeful and asked Kaye to join forces with him, but with certain reservations.

We received Kaye's letter with gratitude from AA Archives in California

Here follows the letter. You can read a transcript of this letter here.  


Remember Pat Cooper and how he got sober on the advance sheets of the Book--his story “Lone Endeavor” was in the first edition. I looked himup as you asked me to Bill. I know he slipped and went East--but at long last he is again trying A.A. He may make it this time.