Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale

Frank Abagnale ran away from home at the age of 16. Within weeks he had aged himself 10 years, become a Pan Am pilot, and passed dozens of counterfeit checks. By 21, he had been around the world (passing counterfeit checks in more than a dozen countries) and worked as a pediatrician, college professor, and lawyer. His escapades are truly unbelievable. His crime spree came to end when he was thrown into a terrible French prison followed by time served in Swedish and American prisons. How did he do it? Social engineering. When you act like you know what you are doing and where you are going, people tend to let you do whatever you want. Catch Me If You Can is a fascinating look at a young man’s crazy crime spree with just a little too much emphasis on Abagnale’s feminine conquests (and in spite of being reformed and having paid his debt to society, the tone of the whole book indicates pride in his achievements).

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2015: 90
Pages Read in 2015: 26,284
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Applied to Category for Special Reading Challenge: A book based on a true story

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Memoir

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s