The Runner

The Runner

A True Account of the Amazing Lies and Fantastical Adventures of the Ivy League Impostor James Hogue

eBook - 2012
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Follows the efforts of a homeless itinerant who assumed a false identity and was admitted to Princeton University, an endeavor during which he dated a millionaire's daughter, achieved top grades, and gained entry into the elite Ivy Club before his deception was exposed.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Tantor eBooks, 2012
ISBN: 9781618030634
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jun 20, 2014

I enjoyed this book, but felt it was rather clumsily written. Its back-and-forth style is a bit disconcerting, and I would have loved more details and in-depth reporting in this (for example, more on his family background). The author also inserts some of his own life experiences and philosophies in the book (he abandoned his Orthodox Jewish background), which weren't necessary to the flow of the book. For a better example of a book about a con man or imposter, I highly recommend The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal.

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