Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story of the Most Extraordinary Liar in the History of Fun and Profit

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Mainstream, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 219 pages
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I stole every nickel and blew it on fine threads, luxurious lodgings, fantastic foxes and other sensual goodies. I partied in every capital in Europe and basked on all the world's most famous beaches'. Frank W Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams and Ringo Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and co-piloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as a member of hospital management, practised law without a licence, 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 run - until the law caught up with him. Now recognised 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 aeroplane - make CATCH ME IF YOU CAN an irresistable tale of deceit.

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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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About the author (2003)

After a life of crime, Frank Abagnale has cleaned up his act. As the founder of an anit-fraud corporation he lectures regularly to top executives nationwide from the Department of Justice to the American Institute of Banking and has run over 3000 programmes in 22 years. He is also the author of another book entitled THE ART OF STEAL.

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