But, is it? Interesting that just about everyone who reviewed this book did so on March 14, 16, 18th or 21st. I don’t even want to think about that book anymore.” 3. I recommend this book to everyone out there that love true stories and mysteries. Please try again. The basic premise of the book is that a young con artist is doing what she does best, and better than anyone could have ever expected. Arm yourselves -- with knowledge!! The basic premise of the book is that a young con artist is doing what she does best, and better than anyone could have ever expected. Numerous people claim they went to the library and read the microfilms...really? It was wildly amusing and entertaining. I've been thinking about what I can say about this book. The things that this woman did and got away with are baffling. It was written by ex-law enforcement and as a result it should have been called something like "Chastising you into being honest". I had a tough time reading / comprehending all the trickery; I was so confused, it made me dizzy. My guess is that maybe two of these are actually real reviews..the others sound way too much alike. If I had to use two words to describe this book, I definitely would use the word MIND BLOWING. This is a review of The Art of the Con. Please try again. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. I love this book and it is being carefully placed in my topped five. These days, the antihero has become somewhat of a fan favorite in terms of a reader's choice of protagonist. by Maria Konnikova. I'll do a review of this book. With this book I had to do exactly as the author instructed. I was probably only a dozen pages into the book at that point. Start by marking “Assuming Names: A Con Artist's Masquerade” as Want to Read: Error rating book. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. This book is very entertaining and keeps you reading to learn more about what happened. Both have the potential to empower and to hurt, but the truth is emotionally superior. These reviews are obviously sock puppets--created well enough in advance not to look too suspicious. There is life in each word; beginning from the first page that you keep forgetting this book is not fiction, but a true-life story. Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2014. Whichever the case may be, I guarantee that readers will find themselves ensnared in the web of a masterful artist. He cofounded and currently oversees the daily operation of Professionals Against Confidence Crime. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. This book is also well written and easy to understand and follow. A dare devil individual named Tanya, not only doesn’t fear superstitions but can grab horror and danger by the horns, making this character one you would try to stay clear of. It's far more amusing than any lie. But then, I suppose that is how con artists succeed, they keep their victims distracted, dazed, and confused. That's funny because there are almost NO libraries that even have microfilms anymore. I agree with another review I read about this book, it is like the movie Catch Me If You Can. Consumable ecstasy. Before I go out and buy this book can anyone tell me if you think it's too sophisticated (for lack of better word) for a middle school setting? Both are just so much fun! It’s an easy quick read and I wished it were longer. It's a fun read but less than I had hoped it would be. If I wanted to be derisive about this book, I could call it "Female Catch Me If You Can", and be done with it. Welcome back. When you finish reading this book, the author gives you links to all the articles to prove that this book is a true story. March 2014 It did underline the old adage that 'An Empty Mind is a Devil's Workshop'. DEA, FBI, Interpol - she was able to keep every single one of them in the dark for a disturbingly long amount of time (disturbing in the sense that THEY should be better than that...). He’s got a way of capturing the essence of things and what he’s captured here is Tanya’s most mischievous personality. Though now the diagnostic manual calls them antisocial personality disorders. If I wanted to be derisive about this book, I could call it "Female Catch Me If You Can", and be done with it. And they all wrote the SAME reviews on Amazon. This book was recently suggested to me by a friend. W hile researching her book on con artists, Maria Konnikova spent a lot of time posting on message boards, asking for help in tracking down one particular hustler. Please try again. Couldn't put it down. This book is like nothing I've ever read before! Part of the books appeal was the irony; although she set off to Dallas to transform herself into a rich and worldly countess she gets off to a rough start as her innocence to the world left her as being mistaken for a sex slave. Yes, this is about a sociopath. Others used the same words, phrases and themes. Both the mood and setting was w There is life in each word; beginning from the first page that you keep forgetting this book is not fiction, but a … I’m really incredibly excited because book 2 arrived in the mail … Sadly, I didn’t have the opportunity to get my copy of this book free on what sounds like the greatest book tour to ever roll through Europe. Crime Pays, Lawyers Judges & Police Officers, Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2006. The confusion in the wake of these inconceivable series of events was at times humorous and other times shocking. The Confidence Game. Con Artist indeed. It’s often these little things that flummox me. What an amazing story-- I'm floored by the sheer audacity. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2015. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicone Valley Startup by John Carreyrou He is known throughout the United States as an expert on fraud prevention, and he has written two books and numerous articles on fraud and transient con artists. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. I really enjoyed the fact that this is a true story with plenty of evidence to support it such as newspaper articles. This seems the place to share Postal prints. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time … You'll learn the mechanics behind famous swindles such as the pigeon drop, the Jamaican switch, bank-examiner schemes, three-card monte and even fortune-telling. Few people could fault you for it, not when you got ethics on your side.

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