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Jun 17, 2022

“The attention from him was just like pouring water on a dying plant.

 I was ready to just throw it all away to have this moment of significance.”


- Toby Dorr, author of the bestselling memoir Living With Conviction: Unexpected Sisterhood, Healing, and Redemption in the Wake of Life-Altering Choices


We had an amazing time having author, public speaker, and the subject of the Lifetime movie Jailbreak Lovers starring Catherine Bell and Tom Stevens on the show this week. But Toby’s story, as told in her bestselling memoir Living With Conviction, is so much more than the 12 days of escape the whole world knows about. Today, Michelle and Toby discuss Toby’s 27 months in prison, the connections she made there, the impacts of childhood trauma on our adult lives, and what Toby has been up to since her release from prison.


To learn more about Toby and discover the real story behind the hype, listen in and then get the book on Amazon in audiobook, eBook, and print form at

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Toby Dorr official website,

Toby Dorr on Instagram, @tobydorr

Toby Dorr on Twitter, @TobyDorrAuthor

Toby Dorr on Facebook, @TobyDorrAuthor

About Toby Dorr:

Toby Dorr dared the unthinkable. She liberated a handsome younger man, a convicted murderer, from Lansing Correctional Facility. Since completing her time in Federal Prison, Toby has achieved two master's degrees and rebuilt a broken life.

Through her memoir, Living With Conviction, you will feel all the heart-pounding, tear-jerking, heartbreaking, eye-opening experiences that touch the most primal human need, the need to be significant. A fascinating prison tale, through the lens of love, inspires change.

Continuing the movement, The Unleashed Series, implores women through twelve-week programs to escape what confines them.

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Anderson Cooper, Brooke Baldwin, Inside Edition, The Atlantic, and Dateline, Toby is a featured guest on podcasts, including the nationally-ranked Criminal podcast.

About Living With Conviction:

The real-life story behind the upcoming Lifetime Movie “Jailbreak Lovers”.

Having never had so much as a traffic ticketToby Dorr shattered her mold of perfection by helping a convicted murderer, a trainer in her prison dog program, escape in a dog crate. Her story is a lesson in perspective. Instead of focusing on everything she lost, Dorr made a conscious choice to use her twenty-seven months in prison as a period to reflect on her life, heal emotional wounds, plot a course for the future, and embrace the sisterhood of women she encountered behind bars.

Far from easy, her prison sentence was gut-wrenching and devastating. But a pivoting revelation during a stay in suicide watch gave her purpose and direction. Filled with drama, action, adventure, heartache, and redemption, Dorr bears her soul and tells a story of heartbreak, courage, grace, and transformation.

While the escape made national headlines and captured the imaginations of an entire country, Dorr’s memoir is an inspirational invitation to look upon life with self-acceptance and love. She pushes readers to move beyond the confines of their circumstances and live each moment with conviction, allowing its fullest, most beautiful potential to unfold.


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