Two Weddings and a Prison Break - Simon Doonan

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Two Weddings and a Prison Break

Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and mother; a college drop out finds himself in the unlikeliest of places and a young woman sets out to sabotage the wedding of the man she loves.

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14:26
Every Expense Was Spared

by Simon Doonan

A man sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire.

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14:16
A Tale of Two Lives

by Marie Walsh

A secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and mother.

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06:22
The Accidental Executive

by Carlos Kotkin

A college dropout finds himself in the unlikeliest of places.

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06:13
How to (Not) Stop a Wedding

by Jill Donnelly

A young woman sets out to sabotage the wedding of the man she loves.

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Extras From This Episode

Simon Doonan

Simon speaks with The Moth’s artistic director, Catherine Burns, in this web-exclusive full length interview

Learn more about Simon’s work at his website, simondoonan.com.

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Simon’s mother, Betty. Photo courtesy Simon Doonan.

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Simon’s father, Terry. Photo courtesy Simon Doonan.

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Simon and Jonathan after their marriage at San Francisco City Hall. Photo by Thor Swift Photography.

Marie Walsh

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Marie Walsh, also known as Susan LeFevre, about six months after her escape.

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Marie being interviewed in a San Diego jail, after being caught.

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Marie’s friends, family and neighbors all showing support during her ordeal.

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Marie and her family today. All photos courtesy Marie Walsh.

Carlos Kotkin

A young man gets a job driving for a Hollywood mogul.

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Carlos’ business card.

Jill Donnelly

A girl is an unenthusiastic participant in her father’s wedding.

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Jill and her dad.

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Trouble brewing at the wedding. Photos courtesy Jill Donnelly.

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