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Ripley, the unbelievable thirty-year run of a shape-shifting con man. The career con man who convincingly passed himself off as Clark Rockefeller was born in a small village in Germany.

At seventeen, obsessed rockefellrea getting to America, he flew into the country on dubious student visa documents and thus began his journey of deception. Over the next thir A real-life Talented Mr. Over the next thirty years, boldly assuming a series of false identities, he moved up the social ladder through exclusive enclaves on both coasts, culminating in a stunning twelve-year marriage to a rising-star businesswoman with a Harvard MBA who believed she’d wed a member of the infamously wealthy Rockefeller family.

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The impostor charmed his way into exclusive clubs and financial institutions – working on Wall Street, showing off an extraordinary art collection – until his marriage ended, and he was arrested for kidnapping his daughter, which exposed his past of astounding deceptions as well as a connection to the bizarre disappearance of a California couple in the mids.

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Lists with This Book. Sep 06, Mara rated it liked it Shelves: Not only did I read well, rockeefllera, listen to this in one day, but practically in one sitting. What can I say? I’m a sucker for true crimeand this one’s a whopper. Christian Karl Gerhartsreiterthe young German made his first American “contacts” dziiwny thumbing rides on t Not only did I read well, technically, listen to this in one day, but practically in one sitting.

Christian Karl Gerhartsreiterthe young German made his first American “contacts” while thumbing rides on the autobahn in hopes of escaping the perceived doldrums of his life in Bavaria.

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Inthe seventeen-year-old made his way to the U. And let the lying begin! He knew how to ingratiate himself well enough to get in the door, but also had a knack for wearing out his welcome. His stint as a student in Wisconsin, “Chris Gerhart” nabbed himself a green card by way of a shotgun wedding, before he rockefeller on to bigger and better things.

By the time he made his way to California the wealthy community of San Marino, to be preciseChristopher Mountbatten Chichester his pseudonym evolved with his persona had taken his pedigree from coming from “money” to straight up royalty.


He knew how to schmooze with the best of them, how to say the right things to the right people, how to get introduced around, all the while leveraging the credibility of newfound friends as his own.

He was also smart. Smart enough to be able to “talk shop” on a variety of subjects, and smart enough to give his stories the veneer of truth necessary to establish basic trust. His cover in California, however, got tricky when the son and daughter-in-law of the woman with whom he was staying Jonathan and Linda Sohus went MIA — though, for more on that you’ll have to do some reading of your own.

Another move meant another name, so Christopher Chichester became Chris Crowe third from the left, above for his new life in Greenwich, CT. Of course there were signs and certainly many that people can think of retrospect.

Using the social security number of a David Berkowitz aka the Son of Sam probably sent up some red flags. His inability to actually do anything when he landed himself a job at a Wall Street firm rockefellear enough concern to get him fired. Here’s the thing though: We justify bad decisions and misplaced trust more often than not.

Mistakes Were Przypaedk But Not By Me illustrates some great examples, small and large, of how deeply ingrained this tendency is in all of us.

And Clark Rockefeller his given name circa capitalized on this in his courtship of and marriage to high-powered McKinsey exec Sandra Boss most of all.

His finicky paranoia around security, his grand plans for home renovations that never seemed to come to fruition — these were things that seemed like quirky “he’s a Rockefeller” attributes to some. But a slight change in perspective can make a huge difference. People who he had crossed e. When Boss finally decided it was time for a divorce, Rockefeller went for that ever-useful solution to all marriage problems — having a baby note my sarcasm.

This part of the story is complicated. Rockefeller was basically using his wife as a cash cow, and pushing her to work more and more. The pregnancy was not planned. Boss’ heavy travel schedule wasn’t ideal for new motherhood. Both, of course, were happy when their daughter Reigh aka “Snooks” was born, but Clark continued to strong arm his wife onto the road and out of their daughter’s life.

The move to Boston a minor concession to keep the marriage afloat didn’t change much. And, long of the short, if you recognize the girl above, it’s probably due to the Amber Alert that went out when Rockefeller absconded with her in Though, as mug and courtroom photos below would suggest, he was captured days later.

My biggest criticism of this book was that it was a bit light on trial material. I, for one, did not finish this book feeling confused as to whether Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter was a delusional victim of mental illness, or a master manipulator.

The conclusion wasn’t forced upon me per se, but I’m pretty sure author Mark Seal would agree. Three or four pages worth of interested in the story? View all 14 comments. Sep 02, Saleh MoonWalker rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 23, Cynthia rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Study in Illness….

He grew up in a small German town where he already showed signs of manipulativeness, brutality and mental illness.

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Hitchhiking in Germany Christian K. Thus begins Gerhartsreiter’s American adventure. Too bad adventure is far too positive a spin to his activities. The people he encounters, in hindsight, would probably describe his actions differently. He spends time in New England where he pretends to be an aristocrat.


He spends time in New York where he pretends to be a skilled stock broker. Each time his game starts to unravel he moves. Finally he winds up in an affluent Southern California neighborhood where he reinvents himself as not only a quirky Eastern blue blood but a community benefactor. Finally he talks his way into a marriage with an upwardly mobile woman and they have a daughter together.

He pushes his wife harder and harder to supply money for their outlandish lifestyle while he stays home and cares for their child. Sensing that his wife has finally had enough and is about to leave him he kidnaps their daughter and flees with their assets. Did he not only kidnap, lie, embezzle and manipulate but also commit murder? This is the question at the end of the book. Rockefellers only genius was in knowing when the scales of believability were about to tip and getting away before that could happen.

His own arrogance brought him down but what of his victims? He told them what they wanted to hear. They fell for it and, at least for a time, let themselves be used.

It was only with the kidnap of his daughter that he took things so far that the law became involved. This book is chilling. View all 17 comments. If you prefer mystery stories that are nonfiction, this book fits the bill. Everybody I know who’s read this book says something like, “How in the world did he manage get away with it? He was married for twelve years to a high-earning executive who had graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Business School.

This apparently intell If you prefer mystery stories that are nonfiction, this book fits the bill. This apparently intelligent woman had no idea that he was a fraud until she hired a private investigator in preparation for divorce proceedings.

She learned that he wasn’t who he said he was, but she still didn’t know of his other identities nor his true identity. He would still be free today living a false identity if he hadn’t kidnapped his child creating an Amber Alert that caused his picture to be posted on national TV.

Suddenly, people across the nation recognized the face and his multiple identities came crashing down. At the end of this book he has been sentenced to five years for crimes related to the kidnapping. This book indicates that he had been charged with murder in California but not yet tried.

Well, according to the following Wikipedia article, he is now convicted of murder. My concluding comment from listening to the audio of this book is that once a person convinces those around him that he’s fabulously wealthy, everybody bends over backward to please him. That includes picking up the restaurant bill. This guy was supposedly so wealthy that he didn’t carry cash or credit cards or driver’s license for that matter.