The bassist in a band called The Crayons- by happenstance- Don Fertman took the lead as the Orange (wait for it) crayon. He is currently the Chief Development Officer for Subway. Along the way Don battled addiction all while climbing the ranks and achieving success throughout his career. In this monthly audio column, Don and Seth discuss music, addiction and maybe how we can all learn from Don’s journey.
Don reflects on the several musicians who joined The 27 Club, including the role addiction played. Narrowly escaping initiation himself, Don muses on the life, loss, and hope for those who suffer from substance abuse.
After the fire One snowy Connecticut day, my orange Rabbit wouldn’t start. I had managed to hold on to my sobriety after that ill-fated meeting with the band, which meant I was stone cold sober when I borrowed my roomate’s car to run some errands. I wa …
I have three different ways I introduce myself. When I’m at work, I am the chief development officer of Subway. When I’m at an AA meeting, I am an alcoholic. And when I’m speaking in forums about my recovery outside of AA, I am a person in long-term re …
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