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Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
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Sep 21, 09

really liked it
Recommended for: Those who can swallow large grains of salt - repeatedly
Read in September, 2009 , read count: 1

Although you really can't trust much of what's chronicled in the book, it does not diminish the amazing life of crime Frank Abagnale lived. As a con artist, he was brilliant, creative, and nearly unstoppable. His escapades are nearly unbelievable - from impersonating a medical doctor to actually passing the bar exam to impersonating a pilot - but he is believable in each role.

The narrator is smug, proud of his cleverness and swindles. He's even smug when expressing remorse for some of his actions. It gets a little old, but it can be overlooked.

Despite its doubtful truthfulness, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Abagnale's ghost writer is witty and tells a good tale.

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