Confident women : swindlers, grifters, and shapeshifters of the feminine persuasion
(Audiobook CD)

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Lamchick, Jaime narrator.
Published
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2021].
ISBN
9781799971252, 1799971252, 9781799971269, 1799971260
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Published
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2021].
Format
Audiobook CD
Physical Desc
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9781799971252, 1799971252, 9781799971269, 1799971260

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Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Jaime Lamchick.
Description
"A thoroughly entertaining and darkly humorous roundup of history's notorious but often forgotten female con artists and their bold, outrageous scams -- by the acclaimed author of Lady Killers. From Elizabeth Holmes and Anna Delvey to Frank Abagnale and Charles Ponzi, audacious scams and charismatic scammers continue to intrigue us as a culture. As Tori Telfer reveals in Confident Women, the art of the con has a long and venerable tradition, and its female practitioners are some of the best -- or worst. In the 1700s in Paris, Jeanne de Saint-Rémy scammed the royal jewelers out of a necklace made from six hundred and forty-seven diamonds by pretending she was best friends with Queen Marie Antoinette. In the mid-1800s, sisters Kate and Maggie Fox began pretending they could speak to spirits and accidentally started a religious movement that was soon crawling with female con artists. A gal calling herself Loreta Janeta Velasquez claimed to be a soldier and convinced people she worked for the Confederacy -- or the Union, depending on who she was talking to. Meanwhile, Cassie Chadwick was forging paperwork and getting banks to loan her upwards of $40,000 by telling people she was Andrew Carnegie's illegitimate daughter. In the 1900s, a 40something woman named Margaret Lydia Burton embezzled money all over the country and stole upwards of forty prized show dogs, while a few decades later, a teenager named Roxie Ann Rice scammed the entire NFL. And since the death of the Romanovs, women claiming to be Anastasia have been selling their stories to magazines. What about today? Spoiler alert: these "artists" are still conning. Confident Women asks the provocative question: Where does chutzpah intersect with a uniquely female pathology -- and how were these notorious women able to so spectacularly dupe and swindle their victims?" --,Back cover.
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The art of the con has a long and venerable tradition, and its female practitioners are some of the best, or worst in history. But what about today? Spoiler alert: these "artists" are still conning.
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AUDIOBOOK CD

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Telfer, T., & Lamchick, J. (2021). Confident women: swindlers, grifters, and shapeshifters of the feminine persuasion (Unabridged.). HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Telfer, Tori and Jaime Lamchick. 2021. Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion. HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Telfer, Tori and Jaime Lamchick. Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion HarperCollins, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Telfer, Tori,, and Jaime Lamchick. Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion Unabridged., HarperCollins, 2021.

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