“The Small Bow is not just for those in recovery. Lots of stories with a huge heart that manages to be hilarious and easy while making you question everything you were certain of about yourself.” – Esquire

This is The Small Bow. It is mainly written and edited by A.J. Daulerio, and Edith Zimmerman always illustrates it.

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We’re new to Substack but have been publishing since 2018. Most of our Greatest and Latest stories can be found on The Small Bow Dot Com. We’re in the process of populating our home page here, but that will take some time.

If you'd like to check in with me and learn more about what we do or our TSB recovery meetings, email me at ajd@thesmallbow.com.

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Just an FYI, it’s not BAU, like “take a bow,” it’s BEAU, like “bow and arrow.”

So, welcome to The Small Beau. If you think the name is weird, read its origin story.

Whatever reason brought you here, I'm sorry you’re going through that. But welcome—we’re so glad you found us.


Credits

Editorial
A.J. Daulerio | ajd@thesmallbow.com

Illustrations
Edith Zimmerman | Drawing Links

Musical Director
Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams | Swamp on Spotify

Creative Director

Bucky Turco

Parade Correspondent
Christian J. Sauska

Contributors

Amie Barrodale

Clancy Martin

Leslie Jo Keyes

Eva Hagberg

Garrett Kamps

Joe Schrank

Katie MacBride

Luke O'Neil

Megan Koester

Molly Simms

Sarah Miller

Danielle Tcholakian

Miranda Popkey

Dave Holmes

Madeleine Aggeler


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