‘Be Better, Not Bitter: Sharing Thirty Life Lessons I Learned from Prison’ released
Dakota Decker Jr. marks his publishing debut with the release of “Be Better, Not Bitter: Sharing Thirty Life Lessons I Learned from Prison” (published by Xlibris), a self-help/psychology book sharing insights on how to “be better” in any of life’s experiences.
“Prison is a toxic experience, and people either become bitter or better,” Decker says.
In this book, he provides the reader with his knowledge and understanding as to the basis of either choice. This is framed as either a fear-based or a love-based decision. He helps them see that if a prisoner or nonprisoner uses only the fear-based insights, “anyone will naturally become bitter.” However, he argues if people use the love-based insights, they will become better.
“Because when we are hurt our natural tendency is to be bitter, but in our heart we do not want to be bitter, we want love. This book gives lessons on how to find love – in short – how to be better.” Decker declares, “That a man who is broken and destroyed, as I have been, can still have love in his heart.”
“Be Better, Not Bitter: Sharing Thirty Life Lessons I Learned from Prison”
By Dakota Decker Jr.
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781543424157
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781543424140
E-Book | 292 pages | ISBN 9781543424133
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Dakota Decker Jr. is a decorated military veteran of more than 20 years, having served through several wars and had numerous overseas deployments. He rose from a junior enlisted airman to a field-grade officer. In addition to several degrees, Decker, after his self-reporting confession and his self-imposed professional treatment for his crimes, and a few years prior to his military court-martial, completed his second Master of Science degree, this one in counseling. He was married for almost 30 years and has many children. Now he has several grandchildren, born since his incarceration. He still currently resides in prison, working daily to remain infraction free to enable his early release on parole. Decker plans to donate the proceeds of his book to a foundation (Be Better Not Bitter Foundation) he started that provides support to other prisoners and ex-convicts to help reintegrate help through a one-on-one mentorship program. His intent is to become a mentor and life coach to convicts and exconvicts.