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Catch Me If You Can

The True Story of a Real Fake

By Frank Abagnale and Stan Redding
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Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank Abagnale and Stan Redding

Frank Abagnale’s story of swindling millions of dollars from unwitting victims while posing as a pilot, lawyer and professor is the stuff of legend. In Catch Me If You Can (1980), he tells his tale.

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I loved these blinks for their glimpse into the incredible life of con artist Frank Abagnale. Although he was a swindler and criminal, the part where he is thrown into solitary confinement still made me feel for him.”

– Clare, Editorial Quality Lead at Blinkist

  • True-crime nerds
  • Bank tellers or airline industry workers
  • Fans of the movie adaptation of this thrilling story

Frank Abagnale, known as a former confidence trickster, is now a professional consultant and lecturer at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Financial Crimes Unit.

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