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Don Fertman

In 1983, after a difficult transition from rock life to office life, Don Fertman got sober. Given a second chance by the founder of the small fast-food company where he worked, called Subway, Don rose through the ranks to become its global chief development officer. He's sharing excerpts from his forthcoming memoir, "Subs & Drugs & Rock & Roll: A Boomer's Long and Winding Road From The Beatles to Subway Boss, Descent Into Addiction and Road to Recovery," with All Sober.

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Subs & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Part 3: ‘I’m a Loser (And I’m Not What I Appear To Be)’

Don Fertman reaches bottom as the jelly donut hits the wall. The latest installment of the longtime Subway exec's memoir.

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Subs & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Part 2: A Day in the Life

Don Fertman woke up one morning 40 years ago and poured himself a drink, as usual. But the future Subway exec didn't know this day would be far from ordinary.

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Subs & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Part 1: With a Little Help From My Friends

Don Fertman, longtime Subway exec, writes about a pivotal moment in his 40 years of sobriety: what happened after he went public about his recovery on "Undercover Boss."

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