Wednesday, June 08, 2011
PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Interesting Books to Your Attention
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit is an amazing story. It grew out of a Vanity Fair article that you can read here, and it tells about Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who was born in Bavaria but who came to the U. S., claimed to be "Clark Rockefeller," and somehow fooled dozens (or hundreds) of people. He got big-money positions with lies and faked resumes, charmed his way into the best clubs, and even married a savvy Harvard MBA who had no idea he wasn't who he claimed to be. He's one of history's great con men, and according to this book he's likely to be a murderer, too. Sounds like some great summer reading.