American Animals (Paperback)

A True Crime Memoir

By Eric Borsuk

Turner, 9781684424504

Publication Date: March 31, 2020

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"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." --Vanity Fair

"A tragicomedy of errors." --Salon

"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." --The Guardian

"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.