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Cheat codes on Life

  • Jul 17, 2010
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               "We are free to do whatever we want". When you listen to this you start to feel the power, but we are in the prison of our consequences.
              
                This real story will impact you. You will accompany one skilled guy who believes he can be everything but doesn`t  want to take long ways to accomplish his dreams. A genius in the art of fake. His name, Frank Abagnale. This boy starts with some little tricks and discoverers that they works, now he can`t stop to do his prowess over and over, better and better.
             
                For those who appreciate to use some cheat codes in video games will be amused with someone who used cheat codes on the real life.He became an Airline pilot, a Teaching assistent, Doctor, Attorney, all of this with a big help of illimitaded money of many banks that felt in his web. But we all know that we always face a game over, he was arrested in the worst place he could find, passing a hell in the earth and paying for all his sins and maybe a little more.

               I believe you will feel an enthusiasm with his persuasive capacity. Everyone will enjoy this book, even if you don`t know anything about banks, checks, laws, airplanes, universities or hospitals.
It takes in two emotional extreams, I beggan this book laughting and finish it crying.

                If you saw the movie with Leonardo Dicaprio I am really sorry for you. This wasn`t even close what the book express. You can find many movies that goes parallel with the novels like The Green Mile (Stephen King) or The Pianist (Wladyslaw Szpilman). But Catch Me If You Can movie will be frustrating for everyone who invest in the reading of the book. Dicaprio is not a good actor playing this character, Abagnale was a kid that looks like old and Dicaprio is an old that looks like a kid.

                It was one of the best books I ever read, I did it when I was very young and start to read and I guarantee that this reading will add something in your life, it can be by moral teachings or cheating teachings. It worths, go ahead and find this book!
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July 18, 2010
The movie indeed was awful, I thought. Good review of the book.
 
July 17, 2010
This is a book I have been meaning to read. I bought it a long time ago, but I never got to it. Frank's story is truly inspirational. I used to listen some of his talks with my father on cassette tapes when I was younger. Thanks for the wonderful review!
 
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Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
Too perfect to be real. This is a book that made laught and made me cry. Everybody need to know this, and I guarantee: the movie sucks compared to the book. You need to check this story, you will be thankful.
review by . April 16, 2009
"Catch Me If You Can" follows the life of Frank W. Abignale - one of the greatest con men of all time who single handedly lived his life on fradulant checks and scams that just leave you thinking how amazing he was. This book is the autobiographical account of Abignale's teenage years from when he first created a scam on his father's Mobil credit card. There are so many times in this book that I had to step back and think about the air of confidence that Abignale displayed, yet curiously inside …
review by . October 15, 2006
"Catch Me If You Can" follows the life of Frank W. Abignale - one of the greatest con men of all time who single handedly lived his life on fradulant checks and scams that just leave you thinking how amazing he was. This book is the autobiographical account of Abignale's teenage years from when he first created a scam on his father's Mobil credit card. There are so many times in this book that I had to step back and think about the air of confidence that Abignale displayed, yet curiously inside …
review by . July 23, 2004
If you liked the movie version of this semi-autographical breeze of a read, you certainly will enjoy Frank Abagnale Jr's madcap recap of a scant few years of his life starting when he was barely sixteen. Endowed at an early age with a power physique and an attitude to match, Frank has no difficulty in getting people, especially "foxy" women to believe that he is ten years older. He blames his short life of crime on a perpetual case of spring fever-where ample loads of cash are needed to fuel this …
review by . December 12, 2002
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the autobiography of master con man, Frank Abagnale. By the time he was 20, he had traveled all over the world; stolen millions of dollars; passed himself off as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, a lawyer, and a sociology professor. Abagnale invented modern fraud and now he works at defunking it.This book was an excellent read. It was quick, entertaining, informative, and slightly fascinating. The author does seem like a chauvinistic pig at the beginning of the book, but keep …
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Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was twenty-one. Known by the police of twenty-six foreign countries and all fifty states as "The Skywayman," Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the lam-until the law caught up with him. Now recognized as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades, and ingenious escapes-including one from an airplane-makeCatch Me If You Canan irresistible tale of deceit.

The uproarious, bestselling true story of the world's most sought-after con man currently in development as aDreamWorksfeature film.

"I stole every nickel and blew it on fine threads, luxurious lodgings, fantastic foxes, and other sensual goodies. I partied in every capital in Europe and basked on all the world's most famous beaches."
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ISBN-10: 0767905385
ISBN-13: 978-0767905381
Author: Stan Redding
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Publisher: Broadway
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