The Man in the Rockefeller Suit
The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter
On Sale: June 2, 2011
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A real-life Talented Mr. Ripley, the unbelievable
thirty-year run of a shape-shifting con man.
The story of Clark Rockefeller is a stranger-than-fiction
twist on the classic American success story of the self-made
man-because Clark Rockefeller was totally made up. The
career con man who convincingly passed himself off as
Rockefeller was born in a small village in Germany. At
seventeen, obsessed with getting to America, he flew into
the country on dubious student visa documents and his
journey of deception began.
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 Rockefeller.
The imposter 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
The story of The Man in the Rockefeller Suit is a probing
and cinematic exploration of an audacious imposer-and a man
determined to live the American dream by any means necessary.
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