Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Book - 1980
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Frank Abagnale wrote $2.5 million in bad checks, practiced law without a license, practiced medicine with no medical training, co-piloted a Pan Am jet with a fake license, taught at a college though he was actually a high-school dropout, and managed to outwit and outrage the police of 26 foreign countries and all 50 states. Catch Me if You Can is the hilarious, now-classic story of Abagnale's stranger-than-fiction international escapades, and his ingenious escapes -- including one from an airplane.Slated for 2000 production at Dream Works Entertainment, and now updated with a new afterword, Catch Me if You Can contains all of the elements of the most wildly imaginative fiction, except that all of Abagnale's exploits actually happened. Stylish, charming, and not one to skimp on luxury, Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the lam from which he retired when he was 21. Now recognized as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale tells the ultimate true-crime story, from the point of view of one of history's most lovable rogues.
Publisher: New York City, New York : Grosset & Dunlap a Filmways Company, ©1980.
ISBN: 9780448165387
0448165384
Characteristics: 253 pages ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Redding, Stan

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CarinaZh
Jun 28, 2020

I watched the movie and was a bit impressed by Abagnale's techniques. Listening to the audiobook, I'm impressed! What a shame that the audiobook isn't completed. My next step is reading the paper book!
I have also recommended this book to my friends as it is just great!

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mynovelesquelife
Apr 25, 2019

RATING: 4 STARS
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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).

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tjdickey
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!

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cappuccino
Mar 11, 2012

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

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Monica
Jan 17, 2011

A very interesting read! Light and enjoyable!

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jabey
Jun 10, 2008

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

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Jun 10, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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