Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit!

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Broadway Books, 2000 - Impostors and imposture - 293 pages
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Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was twenty-one. Known by the police of twenty-six foreign countries and all fifty states as "The Skywayman," Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the lam-until the law caught up with him. Now recognized as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades, and ingenious escapes-including one from an airplane-make 'Catch Me If You Can' an irresistible tale of deceit. The uproarious, bestselling true story of the world's most sought-after con man currently in development as a DreamWorks feature film.

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User Review  - okrysmastree - LibraryThing

Frank W. Abignale describes his life as a fake arline pilot, pediatrician, lawyer, security guard, and FBI agent--among many other guises he takes on in his life as a con-man in the 1960s before his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nic - Goodreads

This is a rollicking good read, masterfully combining a fun, breezy style with a detailed and fascinating explanation of every con. I couldn't even really begrudge the author his constant rhapsodizing ... Read full review

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