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The kicker is, he was actually a teenage high school dropout. Now an authority on counterfeiting and secure documents, Abagnale tells of his years of impersonations, swindles, and felonies with humor and the kind of confidence that enabled him to pull off his poseur performances. "Modesty is not one of my virtues. At the time, virtue was not one of my virtues," he writes. In fact, he did it all for his overactive libido--he needed money and status to woo the girls. He also loved a challenge and the ego boost that came with playing important men. What's not disclosed in this highly engaging tale is that Abagnale was released from prison after five years on the condition that he help the government write fraud-prevention programs. So, if you're planning to pick up some tips from this highly detailed manifesto on paperhanging, be warned: this master has already foiled you. --Lesley Reed
This book is an amazing story of a young man who was able to act so "truthfully" to his detriment. Thankfully his life was turned around.Published 14 months ago by Kanden
Frank Abagnale was a sixteen-year-old with his first checking account. It's no surprise that he quickly overspends and his account is overdrawn. Read morePublished 23 months ago by John M. Ford
The book has much more depth than the movie.
Having said that... I have purchased the movie again.
I have to come to terms with... he caught my attention... Read more
One of the most intriguing moments of this autobiography comes in the first few pages of the book. When asked why he used his dad's Mobil card in order to steal money, he responds,... Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by S. Keough
This book relates the exploits of the young Frank Abagnale, Jr., master con-artist. When Abagnale's parents split up in the early 1960s, Frank went to live with his father. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Amazon Customer
"Catch Me If You Can" is a fun and enjoyable read and is easily as good as many current novels. Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by Traveler
Frank W. Abagnale's true crime/memoir book tells the story of a lost time when people were more trusting, and airlines that actually first-class. Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by Peter LaPrade
I picked this book up at a NAVY Exchange in the UK. As always they had a limited supply of products, usually shipped over from stores such as Wal-Mart with surplus inventories,... Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by John