“The writing is highly descriptive… the work successfully illustrates the injustices of the prison system, as well as the resilience and resourcefulness of incarcerated people. Although Dorr describes her background as ‘privileged,’ the prison experiences of her fellow inmates seem to vary only marginally, regardless of their backgrounds; as she points out, ‘prison budgets held no room for compassion.’ An earnest inside view of the prison system and one woman’s determination to thrive within it.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
Living with Conviction
The memoir from best-selling female crime writer, Toby Dorr. Having never had so much as a traffic ticket, Toby shattered her mold of perfection by helping a convicted murderer escape in a dog crate.
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Toby Dorr’s book is a lesson in wisdom, forgiveness, and unconditional love. Instead of focusing on mistakes and loss, Toby plots a course for the future. She used her 27-month incarceration as a time to reflect on life. As a result, Toby found an unexpected sisterhood behind bars.
As both a prison volunteer and an inmate, Toby brings a unique perspective. A pivotal revelation while on suicide watch gave her purpose and direction. Toby’s memoir is filled with action, romance, adventure, heartache, and redemption. Bearing her soul, she tells a story of transformational courage, grace, and redemption.
While the escape made national headlines, Toby Dorr’s book 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. Allow life’s fullest, most beautiful potential to unfold. Toby encourages us all to escape our emotional prisons.
You are Not Your Worst Mistake
The newly released poetry book from best-selling female crime writer, Toby Dorr.
Step inside… and find yourself.
Often, my journals are the only thing that kept me sane in prison. The best way to communicate the emotions I felt was through poetry, where I found the things not said and read between the lines told the truth of the moment.
None of us is our worst mistake.
I am not my worst mistake became the rallying cry that saved my life.
Maybe it will bring you hope and light in the darkness as well…
The Unleashed Series – Workbooks for Women.
The Unleashed Series started with one simple idea; to help women in prison rebuild their lives. Almost immediately, it grew into a larger purpose with two major focuses and six workbooks. No matter your journey, we have a program for you!