Read reviews of Fixed

Fixed: Dope sacks, dye packs, and the long welcome back Paperback – August 31, 2015

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Dope sacks, dye packs and the long welcome back
by Doug Piotter

Fixed is a darkly comedic memoir that spans my unsupervised youth, drug and alcohol addiction, bank robbery, life in prison and ultimately my release and re-entry into my life’s new and sober orbit.

With the perspective gained from more than two decades of sobriety, I give an accounting of my debauched life with humor and irreverence.

I grew up with alcoholic parents trapped inside their own lonely skins, a painful childhood full of cold shoulders and broken furniture. I burst onto the drug scene at age eleven and thrived before slowly finding out that it wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. With addiction taking over and dictating my every move, I tried to make sense of it all while gathering five unwanted felonies along the way.

At thirty-three, after a long string of bank robberies and my bad guy impersonation had run its course, I was brought back to life with the gift of prison and given the opportunity to experience a new childhood that I could have only imagined while growing up in Manville. Upon release, I learned that the universe is a kind and forgiving place, often strange and funny with plenty for everyone as long as I don’t forget where I came from.

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6 thoughts on “Read reviews of Fixed

    1. Thank you so much Ann for investing in reading my book. I’m currently working on a book of fiction, same voice, different story. It would be awesome if you would be willing to post a review on Amazon. Thanks for considering, best, Doug.


  1. Thank you for your courage to reveal your past and present. A “colorful journey” is an understatement for any and all survivors of the 70’s and 80’s. I will always cherish my signed copy of “Fixed”. Please keep writing!


  2. Doug, Thank you for writing this tale of a life I never even had to comprehend. Working as an artist in Pioneer Square I pass people every day, no clue as to their background or story and can only hope to appreciate them even more.

    Your book awards are deserving. This is not only enlightening to read but funny, honest, easy and educational.

    I’m only on page 92 but can’t wait till you and Terrell come by my studio again so I can thank you in person.

    I am in my easy chair as you wrote in the inscription and it scares and disheartens me to realize how much love is needed and yet how oblivious I am.

    Thank you for the eye opener.

    Ok. Gotta go, I have a lot more to read…..


  3. Dear Doug: /as a forensic clinical psychologist your book intrigued me and learned a few things …even after 25 years part time in the King County and othe jails. The one big difference for me, was, when I pushed the button they let me out…even if at times and hour or two later.Highly entertaining, mixed with brutal honesty, I will recommend your book to many over the ensuing years. You give hope for many… even those for whom like yourself we celebrate a miracle in recovering. Congratulations on your life, which is now yours, and a great book. I look forward to meeting some day soon. David


    1. ATTA boy DP,, wishing you all the success you haven’t even imagined!

      You going to the conference this year?

      Ed K.

      In Recovery For LIFE



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