A True Crime Memoir
AS SEEN IN THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
"One of the most esoteric and far-fetched crimes in 21st-century annals."
--The Hollywood Reporter
"A rare book heist that Danny Ocean may have applauded--except for one mistake."
"A tragicomedy of errors."
"They are the young people, the people with the idealism, the passion, the courage to do something interesting with their lives: an act of daring almost artistic in its originality. They are almost right."
"One of the biggest art heists in FBI history."
--The Times of London
American Animals is a coming-of-age crime memoir centered around three childhood friends: Warren, Spencer, and Eric. Disillusioned with freshman year of college and determined to escape from their mundane Middle-American existences, the three hatch a plan to steal millions of dollars' worth of artwork and rare manuscripts from a university museum. The story that unfolds is a gripping adventure of teenage rebellion; from page-turning meetings with black-market art dealers in Amsterdam to the opulent galleries of Christie's auction house in Rockefeller Center. American Animals ushers the reader along a gut-wrenching ride of adolescent self-destruction. Providing a front-row seat to the inception, planning, and execution of the heist, while offering a rare glimpse into the evolution of a crime--all narrated by one of the perpetrators in a darkly comic, action-packed, true-crime caper.
Publication Date: March 31, 2020