Catch Me If You Can

by Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding

Crown Publishing Group | November 19, 2002 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Catch Me If You Can is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 7.
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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Published: November 19, 2002

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0767915607

ISBN - 13: 9780767915601

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from captivating What an ingenious crook, Abagnale was!!!! From an airplane pilot to a doctor and even a lawyer, he really worked hard before he was even twenty-one to form and be his identity. This was an enchanting read even though a primer on how to do it. I would probably say it is even easier now with all the electronics available. Loved the book!!!
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! Catch me if you can is not only a fabulous movie, it is a great book too. Since the book was written before the movie, the movie changed a lot of things around for "artistic reasons". So if you want the true story which has many more twists and harsher reality, go for the book. An amazing story that is very well written!
Date published: 2003-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting from Start to Finish I could not put this book down! People around me wanted to know what I was reading. The looks on my face, my outbursts of laugher and saying Oh my god! or I can't believe it! with every turn of the page made everybody want to read it after I was finished. I've read it three times or more. It's just as captivating and exciting every time. I'm looking forward to the movie!
Date published: 2002-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catch Me If You Can I had the opportunity to see and meet Frank and thoroughly enjoyed him. What he brings beyond his book and his escapades are the second chances we should embrace and be grateful for. We all have parents, but not everyone has a mother & father, and everyone needs one.
Date published: 2002-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catch Me If You Can I read this book almost 20 years ago and could not put it down. I read it again, loaned my copy which was never returned (later I tried to buy another copy but it was out of print and I recently saw it has been re-published). When I was in New York last fall I saw an interview on a morning talk show stating a movie would be made I hope it does the book justice (no pun intended). Thumbs up Frank and kudos to you for turning your crime into a learning situation for others.
Date published: 2001-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read I read this book years ago and I am still talking about it. From his jail stint in France to his life of luxury, it's truly a fasinating story. It's unbelievable that this man could dupe pilots into believing he was a pilot and con Doctor's in an operating room that he too was a surgeon. Well worth the read.
Date published: 2000-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catch Me if You Can Definitely the best true crime book I ever read. Probably because this book is written in the first person by the con artist himself - Frank Abagnale. It is truly an amazing story. His writing come across as very honest, regretful in some places, and not in others. By the end of this book you may find this person one of the most intriguing you ever came across. You will not hate him because of his crimes, but just be left in amazement of the life he has lead.
Date published: 2000-04-11

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Catch Me If You Can

by Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 19, 2002

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0767915607

ISBN - 13: 9780767915601

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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.

"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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