Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake

Registered by wingbookczukwing of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on 7/9/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbookczukwing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, July 9, 2005
You know, I went to see this movie a few years back, because even though I'm not a big Leonardo DiCaprio fan, I adore Tom Hanks. It was the first role DiCaprio played that I thought was credible and set me up to want to see The Aviator when it came out (which I thought he was brilliant in).

There's always a moral dilemma when dealing with a story about a crook. This book is actually entertaining and a good biography about a very colorful life. He's a thief, a scam artist, a crook, but you still want to see what he dreams up next. Airplane pilot, doctor, lawyer, big executive, a college professor...all before age 21 and without even graduating high school. His ingenuity is amazing. his personal charm must be phenomenal. Especially telling was the interview afterward with him about his life now.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbookczukwing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, July 12, 2005
I had planned to wild release this book for Antof9's July BlockBuster challenge. But, I posted I was reading it in the forum and got into a conversation with a lovely new bookcrosser, Readerhead. It is my absolute pleasure to send it on to her as a RABCK.

It is yours to do as you it, ignore it, wilod release it, ring it, RABCK it, trade it...the possibilities are endless!


Journal Entry 3 by Readerhead from Kansas City, Missouri USA on Monday, July 18, 2005
What a really fun surprise to find this book in my mail today--sent from Bookczuk! THANK YOU!!!!!! :)

As soon as I am finished with EINSTEIN'S VIOLIN, I'm hangin' with Frank Abagnale for a while to learn about his shenanigans!

This reading community is SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Journal Entry 4 by Readerhead from Kansas City, Missouri USA on Wednesday, July 27, 2005
When I saw the movie, I never imagined that this could be a true story. So much of it seems implausible!! But at the same time, Abagnale did a good job of showing the ineptitude and naivete' of bank and airline personnel, among others.

I really didn't like Abagnale, but at the end, I did realize that he was
young when he perpetrated his crimes and that it was only a five-year
period. I did appreciate his "ethics" in never perpetrating a crime
against an individual.

I found his writing to be deeper and darker when describing the prison
experience. I almost felt bad for the guy then.

I was surprised to find myself enjoying the book! I kept trying to
describe to my husband about this scam or that, but there was just too much
intriguing detail.

I'm about to leave on vacation. When I received this book, I thought about waiting until my vacation to read it--but then I decided that I'd rather not be caught with it through any inspection or on a plane!

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