Book Review: Catch Me if You Can by Frank Abagnale & Stan Redding

Edéa By | September 11, 2012

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Though not a Leonardo Di Caprio fan myself, I loved him performance and role in the 2002 movie “Catch Me if You Can”. I knew it was based on a true story and I’ve seen the movie many times but it never occurred to me that there actually is a book where the story originates from. Then one day I thought to myself that there might be, and of course there was, and of course I got it and couldn’t wait to read it.

Published in the year I was born, 1980, and became one of New York Times list best sellers, its mind blowing to be reading a 32 years old biography of a cheeky teenager who roamed the entire world and conned financial establishment for millions, posed as an airline pilot, a Pediatrics doctor, and a Harvard graduate lawyer, and retired to live in peace all before his 20th birthday!

Of course the book is way way better than the movie. Not because the adaptation was bad, but because there are so many details that cannot be fully incorporated on the screen. You have to read them to understand them and with many of his cons I found myself laughing out loud even though I knew what he did was wrong. 32 years on and the book is still a very interesting read. I only wish there was more of the book after Frank ran away the first time after being extradited back to the USA, his jailing sentence, and how he ended up working for the FBI and all that.

The book is highly recommended. If you loved the movie you would love the book and its quite a quick and entertaining read. Its available on Amazon (link).

Opening My NBK Camel Money Bank After One Year

By | August 15, 2012

Exactly one year and ten days ago I wrote a post about trying to save up in my NBK Camel Money Bank, or 7asalat el jamal as we call it in Kuwait (post). I vowed to open it one year later during this Ramadan and thanks be to god, I was alive and well just to do that the other day :) Read more »

Opening my NBK Camel Money Bank

By | August 5, 2011

Banana Q8 had a very interesting post today about breaking into a full money bank (post). After I saw it I immediately remembered my own money bank, let me tell you its story.

A few years ago my Read more »

Interested in Boubyan Bank?

By | May 15, 2011

I’ve been getting a lot of feedback regarding my Boubyan Bank experience after I posted about it (here). If you are fed up with your current bank and wish to transfer to Boubyan I recommend you contact my RM Mrs. Dalal Al-Mutawa on her mobile 99694486 and she will take a very good care of you :)

Thank you Dalal for your tremendous help and amazing services 😀