Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit
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.
"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."
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Easy to read, easy to understand, and fairly amusing. - Goodreads
But he's not a good writer. - Goodreads
The ending was really fantastic! - Goodreads
I found this a good and easy to read book. - Goodreads
The ending is very abrupt, and maybe audiobook format - Goodreads
Abagnale's a better con man than writer. - Goodreads
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The story of Frank Abagnale, con artist and check forger extraordinaire. Interesting look into this criminal mind.
Review: Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real FakeUser Review - Kelly McIntosh - Goodreads
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