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.
"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."
Whatever the reader may think of his crimes, the reader will wind up chortling with and cheering along the criminal.
West Coast Review of Books
A book that captivates from first page to last.
Entertainment Weekly - Chris Nashawaty
Oddly enough, despite all of Abagnale's high-wire feats, the most thrilling
accomplishment of Catch Me if You Can isn't the ease with which Abagnale
peddled his snake oil or the millions he spent living the fat life...No, the book's ultimate rush is how complicit Abagnale makes you in his sin. You're rooting for a man who would no sooner look at you than see your face as a giant lollipop with the word sucker printed on it. And why not? After all, these days, a criminal this good is hard to find.
Irresistable!...touches that current of larceny that lies within all of us.
Zingingly told... richly detailed and winning as the devil.
Recent Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
by colombiano this book is awsome this book is one of the best books that i have ever read, ity has action, mystery, adventure and it has one character that makes use of very different personalities, this book is very good, and i recommend that if ur looking for a good book you... Read More
Rated of 5
I loved this book!
Rated of 5
by Scott Dozier
Great book that you will enjoy. Has its own little twist to it also
Rated of 5
This book is amazing. Frank is so interesting and it was amazing to hear the inside story. The book is far better than the movie.
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