ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS
At least 15 years ago after hearing Mr. Abagnale's exploits discussed on the radio, I read this book. I've repeatedly encouraged others to read this audacious autobiography.
Suffice it to say, the long-awaited movie with DiCaprio and Hanks didn't begin to depict Mr. Abagnale's insanely uninhabited early life. It's unlikely the most illustrious writer of fiction could create such hilarious hijinks and unnerving escapades. Mr. Abagnale's many off-the-cuff impersonations and miraculous escapes were astounding, especially for someone too young to vote!
Read the book. You won't be disappointed.
I haven't seen the movie but would love to after reading this amazing true story. This guy was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters and escape artists in history. this is a hilarious account of his life which is stranger than fiction and captivated me from the first page to the last!
I had seen the movie and wanted to read the book because the books are usually better than the movies. It was a very interesting book and interesting to see the differences between it and the movie. Frank Abagnale was a very gifted individual to pull off all of the scams and impersonations that he did. It is good to know that he used his giftedness to eventally lead a successful life that helped society. I read a lot of true crime and this was a nice change of pace from the rapes and murders.
"Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake" is a very fascinating and fun story. While not as flowing as the movie, the book seems much more realistic and true to life, containing many of Abagnale's earlier mistakes and lessons learned that were not shown in the movie.
MUCH better than the movie! This true crime/memoir reads very much like fiction, and it's a facinating read! I can't imagine how he got away with everything he did - $2.5 million in bad checks, impersonating a pilot, a doctor, a laywer and SO much more!
During 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 cased over $2.5 million in forged checks--all before he was twenty-one.
If you think the movie is hard to believe just wait until you read the book. The most amazing part is that it is a true story of an amazing man who has turned his life around from a life of crime to changing security measures to help protect us all.
The true adventures of Frank Abagnale, one of the most daring con men, forger, impostor and escape artists in history. You will be amazed at the stunts he successfully pulls off. Hilarious, and stranger-than-fiction. Made into a movie.
During 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 cased over $2.5 million in forged checks--all before he was twenty-one. TRUE CRIME