Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

The Amazing True Story of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit!

Book - 1980
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The uproarious, bestselling true story of the world's most sought-after con man, immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in DreamWorks' feature film of the same name.

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.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c1980
ISBN: 9780767905381
Branch Call Number: BIO ABAGNALE FRAN Abag
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 20 cm


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plymc_lindsAy Aug 16, 2018

Better than the movie. I suppose this one isn't so much wicked as it is just interesting and kinda funny with a positive ending.

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Apr 25, 2019

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Before I went to the movie by the same name, I saw a 48 hours episode on this case. It really intrigued me. This young conman was able to dupe so many people, and elude the law. I bought my copy from work and read it really quickly. I really liked this book. I just ate it up in one sitting. It is funny and most unbelievable story you will hear. I am not sure how much of it is real as Frank is a great conman but as a story it is great! (Side note: I enjoyed the movie as well).

Jan 08, 2018

The first-person memoir that led to the hit DiCaprio and Tom Hanks film, full of splashy tales, exploits and escapades - Abagnale passes tens of thousands of dollars in counterfeit checks, impersonates airline pilots and other professionals (doctor, lawyer, college professor), commits crimes across the Western world. He admits at the outset the amount of his career stemmed from intellectual challenge without consideration for right and wrong, and the desire to line his pockets with corporate cash and his bed with bevies of women. One wild ride!

Mar 11, 2012

Amazing movie! Truth is stranger than fiction - looking forward to reading the book

Jan 17, 2011

A very interesting read! Light and enjoyable!

Jun 10, 2008

I wish I was Frank W. Abagnale. What an amazing story!


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