While the essays are interesting, the book certainly is not "punctuated with a sharp sense of humor" as the summary states. There is no attempt at humor be it sharp, wry, witty, sarcastic or any other kind. It deliveres on trivia, but the note on humor must be a typo.
This is like listening to a stranger next to you on an airplane drone on about his glory days. Abagnale talks endlessly of how popular he was with the ladies, and how amazing he was at evading authorities. While some of his escapades are intriguing, they don't make up for the downfalls in the book. The most offensive part is that there is no ending. After hearing about the ongoing efforts of a particular FBI agent to catch him, I wanted to hear how things finally turned out and how Abagnale was caught. But the book ends with him evading to policemen in a hotel parking lot, climbing a fence, and walking off into the dark. I thought there must be a part two, but no, the most interesting part of his story is not even a part of the book. Don't waste your time or money with this book.
The story line is not very well developed and the narrator's accent is fake and rather grating.
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