Re: "I read too quickly and sometimes have to pull up and go back to the last paragraph"
My problem with AA is mainly ideological. I don't believe in the twelve steps and I don't need to be conscripted into what is basically a paraphrased Evangelical Christianity, and I can't stand the "once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic" bit -- even the Big Book talks about being "recovered" (not "recovering") alcoholics; I'm not an alcoholic and will not be unless and until I relapse -- that they use to keep you coming to the program. I guess that extends to the groupthink among its members but I've always been mostly fine with them. I have to wonder how the courts get to sentence drunk drivers to 30 meetings or whatever it is, just on church-state grounds. Yes, they say anything can be your higher power, but it keeps coming back to a personal, interventionist, and redemptive God. I think I've ranted about this before, haha.
No stories that crazy but there was a guy who got kicked out of a Kix concert in the '80s who then climbed up on the roof and tried to cut the main power cord to the venue with his pocketknife. Thankfully the insulation held and I guess he got arrested. At my AA they tend to restrict stories to those about alcohol only.