A former confidence man and master impostor recounts his crimes, capture, imprisonment, and current career as a highly paid crime consultant, in a new edition of his best-selling, firsthand account of his international exploits. Reprint.
Frank Abagnale was possibly the world's most talented con artist. A high school dropout, Abagnale amassed millions of dollars by passing bad checks, playing the role of an airline pilot (including actually flying commercial airplanes), a pediatrician, a lawyer who worked for the state attorney general, and a college professor at Columbia University. He tells his own story here, detailing his outrageous scams with candor, gusto, and a wicked sense of humor.