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Catch Me if You Can Unbelievable I had no idea until very recently that one of my favorite movies is based on a true story While the book is incredible, I think I actually prefer seeing Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg bringing Frank Abagnale s life to the big screen and yes, for the most part the movie is quite historically accurate considering some of the changes made Unbelievable I had no idea until very recently that one of my favorite movies is based on a true story While the book is incredible, I think I actually prefer seeing Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg bringing Frank Abagnale s life to the big screen and yes, for the most part the movie is quite historically accurate considering some of the changes made I learned early that class is universally admired Almost any fault, sin or crime is consideredleniently if there s a touch of class involved.Charming and riotously entertaining, captivating and devilishly debonair Crime has no business being this fun.5 stars. 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 Frank W Abagnale, Alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams And Ringo Monjo, Was One Of The Most Daring Con Men, Forgers, Imposters And Escape Artists In History In His Brief But Notorious Career, Abagnale Donned A Pilot S Uniform And Co Piloted A Pan Am Jet, Masqueraded As A Member Of Hospital Management, Practised Law Without A Licence, Passed Himself Off As A College Sociology Professor, And Cashed Over 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 Run Until The Law Caught Up With Him Now Recognised 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 Aeroplane Make CATCH ME IF YOU CAN An Irresistable Tale Of Deceit This is honestly the best book I have read in a long time It s one of the few that I couldn t put down and had to know what was going to happen next I know I had already seen the movie, but the book was better I was disappointed to find out that the movie was actually a watered down version of the story, and that the events were shuffled around and sometimes completely made up to go along with the flow of the movie The actual story is much harsher and emotional, and there is really no cat an This is honestly the best book I have read in a long time It s one of the few that I couldn t put down and had to know what was going to happen next I know I had already seen the movie, but the book was better I was disappointed to find out that the movie was actually a watered down version of the story, and that the events were shuffled around and sometimes completely made up to go along with the flow of the movie The actual story is much harsher and emotional, and there is really no cat and mouse game with the detective I mean yeah Abagnale did do stuff to piss off the police, and it was usually O Reilly that was following him, but there wasn t that love hate relationship that there that really made the movie so great.I was also disappointed in the fact that the book just kinda stopped I loved how the movie showed Frank s experiences after being caught I mean I guess he talked a little about that in the book, but it wasof an epilogue and part of the question and answer section with the author The movie was able to show what it was like after his life of crime while I felt like the book was just like crime crime crime crime crime fun crime fun crime jail OVER.So yeah 2.5 3 stars for the writing, but a full fledged 5 stars for his confidence and skill.Frank Abagnale must be one of the smartest criminals I ve ever read about He s quick thinking, and he does his research I really don t know how he got away with it for so long, and it s pretty amazing I never have committed a crime and I hope I never have to, but I have to tip my hat to this guy.Abagnale has successfully scammed everyone from airlines, hotels, and banks to local prisons, hookers, and the FBI 2.5 3 stars for the writing, but a full fledged 5 stars for his confidence and skill.Frank Abagnale must be one of the smartest criminals I ve ever read about He s quick thinking, and he does his research I really don t know how he got away with it for so long, and it s pretty amazing I never have committed a crime and I hope I never have to, but I have to tip my hat to this guy.Abagnale has successfully scammed everyone from airlines, hotels, and banks to local prisons, hookers, and the FBI But this book really isn t all that special if you already saw the movie That s right, the movie was better.I loved Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks in the two roles and kept picturing them for the characters in the book The book doesn t have anythingthan the movie, and it isn t written very well either If you already saw the movie, you can skip this one If you didn t see the movie, just watch the movie Wow, I never thought I would say that.Yes, I loved reliving all the conning from the movie, but it just felt like I ve heard it all before so I was uninterested I ve watched a lot of movies before reading the book they originated from, and I never felt this way before I wanted to enjoy this book muchthan I did, and I even stuck with it all the way through despite being overly disappointed.Honestly, save yourself the time and just watch the movie You ll be farentertained Q One of the New York cops who d worked hardest to catch me read the report and snorted This head doctor s gotta be kiddin us, he scoffed This phony rips off several hundred banks, hustleshalf the hotels in the world for everything but the sheets, screws every airline in the skies, including most of their stewardesses, passes enough bad checks to paper the walls of the Pentagon, runs his own goddamned colleges and universities, makes half the cops in twenty countries look like dumbasses w Q One of the New York cops who d worked hardest to catch me read the report and snorted This head doctor s gotta be kiddin us, he scoffed This phony rips off several hundred banks, hustleshalf the hotels in the world for everything but the sheets, screws every airline in the skies, including most of their stewardesses, passes enough bad checks to paper the walls of the Pentagon, runs his own goddamned colleges and universities, makes half the cops in twenty countries look like dumbasses while he s stealing over 2 million, and he has a low criminal threshold What the hell would he have done if he d had a high criminal threshold, looted Fort Knox There is enchantment in a uniform, especially one that marks the wearer as a person of rare skills, courage or achievement.A paratrooper s wings tell of a special breed of soldier A submariner s dolphin denotes theunusual sailor A policeman s blue symbolizes authority A forest ranger s raiment evokes wilderness lore Even a doorman s gaudy garb stirs vague thoughts of pomp and royalty.I felt great in my Pan Am pilot s uniform as I walked into La Guardia Airport I obviously wascommanding respect and esteem Men looked at me admiringly or enviously Pretty women and girls smiled at me Airport policemen nodded courteously Pilots and stewardesses smiled, spoke to me or lifted a hand in greeting as they passed Every man, woman and child who noticed me seemed warm and friendly.It was heady stuff and I loved it In fact, I became instantly addicted During the next five years the uniform was my alter ego I used it in the same manner a junkie shoots up on heroin Whenever I felt lonely, depressed, rejected or doubtful of my own worth, I d dress up in my pilot s uniform and seek out a crowd The uniform bought me respect and dignity Without it on, at times, I felt useless and dejected With it on, during such times, I felt like I was wearing Fortunatus cap and walking inseven league boots Few have ever really been fooledthan once in their lifetime And Frank took advantage of that He saw what the world was offering and cut his way to the top Wow, prison life in Europe and still wantingafter that he got what he wanted He was a good freeloader How long does it take to dismantle a plane Frank knew that to get close to the cockpit, knowledge of any engine was thrown out the window Thus making it an advantage for a common commuter to glide on the rails of the untrai Few have ever really been fooledthan once in their lifetime And Frank took advantage of that He saw what the world was offering and cut his way to the top Wow, prison life in Europe and still wantingafter that he got what he wanted He was a good freeloader How long does it take to dismantle a plane Frank knew that to get close to the cockpit, knowledge of any engine was thrown out the window Thus making it an advantage for a common commuter to glide on the rails of the untrained eye The first 200 or so pages I was SO into Then, the repetitiveness about how smart he is, how young he was, how he managed to rip of countless people, etc, etc..just got old It was a really different feeling than I had from the movie In the movie, I felt bad for poor Leonardo DiCaprio, and didn t want him to get caught In the book, I couldn t wait for him to get caught And was a little peeved that he ended the book when he escaped leaving it to the ghost writer to clarify in the afterword The first 200 or so pages I was SO into Then, the repetitiveness about how smart he is, how young he was, how he managed to rip of countless people, etc, etc..just got old It was a really different feeling than I had from the movie In the movie, I felt bad for poor Leonardo DiCaprio, and didn t want him to get caught In the book, I couldn t wait for him to get caught And was a little peeved that he ended the book when he escaped leaving it to the ghost writer to clarify in the afterword When he was in his French jail cellwhich was pretty gruesome, I admit, I didn t feel bad for him Maybe I m getting old, and crotchety, but he kept mentioning how much money he was stealing, and I kept thinking, who REALLY paid for that Airline costs go up to cover it Bank fees increase Man, I m an old fogey that I care about this stuff My recommendation If you liked the book, leave it at that What I learned from this book, Goodreads asks That con man really does mean confidence man theyou act like you deserve something, thelikely you are to get it A precocious child who devised clever modes of personal gain, Frank A grew into an even smarter man He faked college degrees, professional affiliations, career histories pretty much everything, including his name Without any relevant schooling, throughout his life he was meaning he successfuly convinced people h What I learned from this book, Goodreads asks That con man really does mean confidence man theyou act like you deserve something, thelikely you are to get it A precocious child who devised clever modes of personal gain, Frank A grew into an even smarter man He faked college degrees, professional affiliations, career histories pretty much everything, including his name Without any relevant schooling, throughout his life he was meaning he successfuly convinced people he was a pilot, doctor and college professor, among others Amazing This is a great book and a real inspiration for those who believe the mantra what people don t know won t hurt them and will probably help me Although I knew the ghostwriter, Stan Redding, as far back as the 1970s and in the 1980s when this shot to the top of the bestseller lists, I never sat down to read it until 2008 When I was done, I couldn t understand the fuss I ve had to chalk it up to the tenor of the times, in which any sort of true confession like Abagnale s would seem a revelation In addition, I am sure the excitement of such an accomplished, child prodigy con artist overshadowed the omission of some elements I would hav Although I knew the ghostwriter, Stan Redding, as far back as the 1970s and in the 1980s when this shot to the top of the bestseller lists, I never sat down to read it until 2008 When I was done, I couldn t understand the fuss I ve had to chalk it up to the tenor of the times, in which any sort of true confession like Abagnale s would seem a revelation In addition, I am sure the excitement of such an accomplished, child prodigy con artist overshadowed the omission of some elements I would have considered vital to this story Stan allowed Frank to run wild and loose on the narrative of his exploits with almost no confirmation, so that technique left it hard to believe A thorough job of dissecting Frank s psychology might have salvaged that issue But I m betting Frank was holding back, and Stan was just taking what he could get out of him He still produced a book that would entice a the top movie director actor combo of Scorcese DiCaprio Hanks to develop a feature film 20 years after the fact But Stan and I were jouirnalists in Houston back in the 1970s, so I was expectingfrom him Catch Me If You Can was plenty of fun with a surface scrubbing of the main character s psychology that left me suspicious about how much of this true crime memoir actually was fiction


About the Author: Frank W. Abagnale

Born and raised in the Westchester County city of Bronxville, New York, Abagnale attended Iona Preparatory School, an all boys Catholic high school which is run by the Irish Christian Brothers He was the third of four children two brothers and one sister born to a French mother, Paula Abagnale, and an American father, Frank William Abagnale, Sr.One of the early signs of his future as a fraudster came when, after purchasing a car, he persuaded his father to lend him his Mobil card With this card, he would purchase large quantities of car parts, such as tires, batteries, engines and fuel The purchases were on paper only, the goods were never taken from the shelves In an agreement with the gas station attendant, he would then immediately return the items for cash for less than the price at which they were purchased, the remainder being pocketed by the attendant Not realizing that the card was in his father s name, he tricked his dad out of 3400, doing this to pay for dates, before the local Mobil branch sought his father out for questioning and expecting payment Upon being confronted, Abagnale confessed to his father that it s the girls that make me crazy , but escaped punishment for the incident Later, his mother placed him for four months in a special Catholic Charities school for juvenile offenders.In 1964, when he was 16, his parents divorced The experience was so traumatic that he ran away during a court break It was the last time he saw his father, though he renewed contact with his mother after seven years.Living alone in New York City after running away, he became known as the Big Nale , later shortened to just Big He decided to exploit his mature appearance and alter his driver s license to make it appear that he was ten years older to get a job However Abagnale, posing as a high school dropout in his mid twenties, quickly learned theeducation one has, theone is paid Desperate to survive, he soon began working as a confidence trickster to earn money.


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