Assuming Names. by Tanya Thompson. ebook Assuming Names is the true story of a young con artist. It's the tale of a runaway that assumed the title of Countess and then went on to fool the FBI, DEA, and Interpol—as well as a number of. Tanya Thompson (Author) The detectives were embarrassed but they still wanted answered, "How did a year-old runaway successfully pose as a world travelled countess?" Assuming Names claims to be an autobiographical account of the first few decades of Tanya Thompson's life. Assuming Names is the true story of a young con artist. It's the tale of a runaway that assumed the title of Countess and then went on to fool the FBI, DEA, and.
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Find out more about OverDrive accounts. It's often these little things that flummox me. About the author Let's just say I'm a mischievous criminal with a penchant for charming my way into trouble and then out of arrest. We want your feedback! Click here. Assuming Names by Tanya Thompson ebook. Subjects True Crime Nonfiction. When it was over, there were a lot of questions. The detectives were embarrassed but they still wanted answered, "How did a year-old runaway successfully pose as a world travelled countess?
Assuming Names is the true story of a young con artist. It's the tale of a runaway that assumed the title of Countess and then went on to fool the FBI, DEA, and Interpol—as well as a number of other celebrities and institutions—with an elaborate tale of world intrigue. Hello everyone.
This is Tanya. You may find yourself reading my book and saying, "No, this did not happen. Aug 08, Michael DeAngelo rated it it was amazing. These days, the antihero has become somewhat of a fan favorite in terms of a reader's choice of protagonist.
Thompson excels at writing a character with shades of grey, rather than strict blacks and whites.
Not so much corrupt as mischievous, the Countess is a persona that is interesting to see evolve, even as she unravels. There are countless times when you read this story, and all the times that "Constance" is duping one official after another that you wonder if Thompson is actually getting the These days, the antihero has become somewhat of a fan favorite in terms of a reader's choice of protagonist.
There are countless times when you read this story, and all the times that "Constance" is duping one official after another that you wonder if Thompson is actually getting the better of you as well. Is this actually something that happened?
The news article clippings on her site seem to suggest so. One thing's for sure: Tanya tells a story and she sticks to it. And besides, its all too crazy to be anything but true. Looking forward to reading the sequel. Aug 11, Amanda rated it really liked it. This was a hard book for me to rate.
It was wildly amusing and entertaining. Often I would shake my head and wonder what was she thinking, then I would remember the author's excuse, fifteen. I remember being that age, and making poor decisions. I too found silence to be a good way of dealing with things I couldn't answer.
It does tend to make the ride more fun when other people are jumping to conclusions. Teens make weird decisions that fit logic only they can understand. That being said, the gir This was a hard book for me to rate. That being said, the girl in this book is no different.
I have the site version, and I went to the website to see the photos. I see there is going to be two more books, and I am kinda curious to read those as well. I only have one real issue with the book, I don't believe it is true. It is listed as a true crime and it is autobiographical. Like I said I went to the website and read the newspaper stuff, but I still just don't believe it. I am sure parts of it are true, but like everyone else in the story, I just don't believe it.
I also think every character in the story knows she is lying, they just don't know what to do with her. When I stopped trying to accept it as truth, I found I enjoyed the story more. The writing is captivating, and really makes you feel you are right there in her head.
I enjoyed the book enough to want to read the second one. The dialog was fun, and I laughed more than once at the Constanza's wit. Just don't let disbelief ruin the ride I received this book free for an honest review.
All of the thoughts above are my true thoughts. Aug 15, Barbara Carey rated it it was amazing. This book is like nothing I've ever read before! The author has taken what is a true story and created this masterpiece out of it. I can see a lot of people out here who seem to question the legibility of this 'true story' but that's the beauty of it.
Not everything goes as expected, and not everything that happens seems possible, does it? This is the story of a year-old runaway who turns out to be this brilliant con artist, posing as a world-traveled Countess. What seems impossible about this This book is like nothing I've ever read before! But she did. This story has plenty of sudden twists and turns that will keep you hooked onto it until the very last page. The suspense in this story will keep you hanging on to the edge of your seat.
I'm speaking from experience here!
I like that the author provides plenty of proof that this is indeed a real story by attaching legible newspaper and magazine articles that can be cross-checked as well. I love the author's creativity and idea of writing this story.
I think her writing style is great! This is one book you do NOT want to miss. Aug 10, Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: A vivid visualization of the protagonists and antagonists characters of the story. In fact, I read it again twice before I've written A vivid visualization of the protagonists and antagonists characters of the story.
In fact, I read it again twice before I've written my thoughts about it. Aug 10, Jessica Lorraine rated it really liked it. At times I forgot I was reading non-fiction. I was quickly swept into the wild and fast pace story of the 15 year old con-artist.
Part of the books appeal was the irony; although she set off to Dallas to transform herself into a rich and worldly countess she gets off to a rough start as her innocence to the world left her as being mistaken for a sex slave.
Even with this failure, she still managed to fool several government organizations, and also the mafia, into believing her far-fetched and on-the-fly stories.
The confusion in the wake of these inconceivable series of events was at times humorous and other times shocking. The things that this woman did and got away with are baffling. There are a few things I wish I knew more about but was still glad to have read this book.
Aug 08, Ann Kazutomi rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is an incredible, on the edge of your seat story. I have to admit, I am usually not one that is interested in reading true crime, simply because it is usually so depressing, but I found that after I began reading this book, it was difficult to remember that it was a true story.
I found it not only entertaining, but I could not put the book down. The fact that this is a true story, makes it that much more impressive. I feel that it took a lot of courage for the author to write about her own This is an incredible, on the edge of your seat story.
I feel that it took a lot of courage for the author to write about her own story, in yet, she not only tells the story, she allows the reader to truly get a feeling of not only what she went through, but what her actions did to others as well.
This is a book that will thrill anyone interested in crime, adventure, or just a good mystery; no matter if they prefer fiction or non-fiction, they should definitely read this book. Aug 11, Ryann Hall rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed the fact that this is a true story with plenty of evidence to support it such as newspaper articles.
When you finish reading this book, the author gives you links to all the articles to prove that this book is a true story. This book is very entertaining and keeps you reading to learn more about what happened. This book is also well written and easy to understand and follow.
This story I really enjoyed the fact that this is a true story with plenty of evidence to support it such as newspaper articles. This story is just as enjoyable as that movie. I recommend this book to everyone out there that love true stories and mysteries. Aug 04, Missy Rapp rated it it was amazing.
Loved this book, love Tanya. Couldn't put it down. I am curious if she ever served jail time for any of the crimes mentioned in the book. Jul 22, NicCole rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is life in each word; beginning from the first page that you keep forgetting this book is not fiction, but a true-life story.
Throughout this book, you learn in the background while gaining access to the views of a mischievous con artist, liar, thief and an absolute fearless individual. Both the mood and setting was w There is life in each word; beginning from the first page that you keep forgetting this book is not fiction, but a true-life story. Both the mood and setting was written in details, bringing me back in time, making me feel like I was there, eye witnessing all the events described. This year-old character that described her experience to those investigating her, made her out to be much older and earned her stripes of life through her encounters.
There were moments where I found myself a bit amused with some of the settings, while other times fearful of the character. The year-old cleverly made her way out of every believed sticky situation, quick on her feet when it came to making up explanations on all the who, what, where, why and how questions about her.
She basically had the thorough investigation under her control and none could dare stop her. A complete thrill rush that never loses momentum, like a roller coaster of emotions, fear, humor, excitement, and so much more. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book; it left me anticipating on the future works of Tanya Thompson.
Tanya allowed us to ride shotgun throughout the book. Assuming Names is an interesting and rather peculiar book that had me shaking my head with disbelief at some places and made me laugh out loud at others. I think i Assuming Names is an interesting and rather peculiar book that had me shaking my head with disbelief at some places and made me laugh out loud at others. I think it would be interesting to see what her adventures will be in the next book. I would recommend it to anyone who has interest in true crime stories and wants to spend some very entertaining hours reading it.
Aug 09, Nnenna Igbokwe rated it it was amazing. This Book was so utterly amazing and underrated. I personally can't understand why it isn't being advertised on a national scale; it's better than any of these book being shoved down our throats.
I love this book and it is being carefully placed in my topped five. With this book I had to do exactly as the author instructed. The moment I started thinking, no way this could be true, I went and read the proof that it was. I was probably only a dozen pages into the book at that point. Not only was Tanya a little genius of a con artist, she was practically fearless.
The story is something no work of fiction would dare, but like fiction it grips you with excitement, makes you feel a multitude of emotions, and then surprises you with unexpected twists. The only thing that sets this book apart from a Hollywood blockbuster is the lack of explosions.
Needless to say, I was never bored. Aug 07, Miranda Prather rated it it was amazing. Reading through Assuming Names, I am certain that I will not be alone in scratching my head and wondering if art imitates life or is it life imitating art? Whichever the case may be, I guarantee that readers will find themselves ensnared in the web of a masterful artist. They will have to decide for themselves if the story is indeed fact or a clever play on the con contained in the tale.
Pleasantly, the author surprised me with a well-written, carefully composed narrative that is so rare to find Reading through Assuming Names, I am certain that I will not be alone in scratching my head and wondering if art imitates life or is it life imitating art? Pleasantly, the author surprised me with a well-written, carefully composed narrative that is so rare to find in today's world of "easy" publication options.
Too often such works are littered with not only grammatical and spelling errors, but also entire chunks of plot inconsistencies not to mention weak, uninteresting characters. Thompson has got her story straight and knows all the details.
Once she have given those to the reader, it is easy then to let go and fully enjoy the story without any annoying mistakes. Thompson represents that rare combination of talent for story-telling and dedication to craft. When those talents come together in an author, it is impossible to ignore the result.
Put Tanya Thompson on your must-read list and be on the lookout for more works by this intriguing and talented artist. Jul 24, George rated it it was amazing. Not only were there phrases that stuck, but there were extravagantly long, breathless sentences that were designed to impress.
I like it when a book makes you stop to reread a sentence simply to appreciate it. She took on everyone from the FBI to the Mafia when she was only fifteen. When she gained a few years and should have been wise enough not to do it again, she did. Aug 10, Gabriella Nerina rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book tells a story about this young con artist.
She went on a runaway and tried to fool lots of people, including FBI, Interpol Assuming Names is like a roller-coaster read for me, I got to feel the emotions, the thrill, the dark comedy. Suits someone like me who has a quite dark sense of humor: I just can't wait to read the next book, I know it's going to be awesome, maybe even more awesome than the first one. Highly recommended!
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Apr 02, Brynn rated it liked it Shelves: This girl is crazy. I'm not giving it 5 stars because her schemes are not as mind-bendingly intelligent as those in "Catch Me if You Can," and that was what I was expecting, but it was still a very interesting book. Jul 25, Joawmeens rated it really liked it Shelves: But it does deserve more than that, honestly. The basic premise of the book is that a young con artist is doing what she does best, and better than anyone could have ever expected.
It follows her exploits across the globe. I very much enjoyed the ride the author takes us on. I read on the description that this is a "true story", but the further I went along, and the crazier everything was, I kept thinking, "Okay, is that like when the opening scene of Fargo says it's a true story, but it's really not?
Overall, I enjoyed it very much, but there was something that was keeping me from loving it. Maybe it was the fact that the realism won out in my head, in a bad way, that I couldn't enjoy it ?
But it is definitely worth the read, along with the articles on the author's website. An entertaining read. Aug 04, Marina Spirova rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The book is amazing.
This book was recently suggested to me by a friend. I thought a lot about reading it, since it is not exactly my type of literature, but once I started reading it I just couldn't stop and at the same time I didn't want it to finish. Have you ever felt something like this?
To like the main character of a book so much, that you don't want the book to end, but at the same time, you can't wait to see what happens next? I had only two times before Tanya, her heroin became a kind of a friend to me, and This book was recently suggested to me by a friend. I had only two times before Tanya, her heroin became a kind of a friend to me, and now that the book is read, I will miss her a bit To put it short, the book is amazing.
I don't care if it is a true story or not, the charter, the story line I thank the author for this book, and will be waiting for the next one: May 11, Eric Cosentino added it.
Overall a good read. Thinking back after I read it, they're times in the book when I question if she is manipulating the reader as well. One I can recall is when she is met the 2 Eastern Europeans and Sergu at the airport and was showing them guns. She claims she knew nothing of sports and was genuinely trying to make conversation, but for someone with such a high IQ she would obviously know that showing guns is not a top sport in america. She could have easily shown them a football or baseball Overall a good read.
She could have easily shown them a football or baseball magazine.
She WAS messing with them. Also, she says that she got homesick when she was in Dallas, convienetly after Sergu put the gun to her head.
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I'm thinking she was scared for her life at that point, even though she acts like she wasn't. IDK maybe I am over thinking it but to me that's what it seemed like. Great read overall. Consumable ecstasy. After reading the book I am envious of those who got to experience Tanya first hand. I bet those half crazed and fully out of their mind reviewers have a few stories to tell that could not be told here. This girl just wrapped up every agency and gangster like a pro, but again: There are dark turns in the story that will pain you to read, but I can think of no other author that will see the reader through it with greater mirth.
The book is fun, exciting, thrilling, scary, dark, and irreverent - I think this is what the other reviews also said about Tanya when they met her.
I am envious. If this book tour comes my way, I am so totally there. Mar 13, Sara rated it did not like it. This entire book is bizarre. I would give less than one star if possible.
This was a strange book. I wish I had realized it was not a true story before I downloadd it. It made for a strange read because I was trying to put it in the context of a true story. Parts of the book are exciting and intriguing, but at no point did I seriously believe these things happened as the author states.
Only when I got to the end did I realize the whole book was a hoax on the reader. Yes, I am sure that there are This entire book is bizarre. Yes, I am sure that there are major facts that can be proven with a newspaper article.
That doesn't mean the entire storyline happened exactly as the author says it did. Interestingly, the author contacted me after reading my negative review and tried to convince me to change my review. All that did was further convince me that she is a narcissistic, really bad liar. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Tanya Thompson. Tanya Thompson. Books by Tanya Thompson.
Trivia About Assuming Names: No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Assuming Names: A friend will help you move; a true friend will help you move a body. A friend will bail you out of jail; a true friend will be sitting beside you.
But they sound a lot like a sociopath.In addition to the proofreading, DCL has developed special Quality Control QC software to allow pinpointing of potential problem areas, such as special characters and accents. Want to Read saving…. I think my favorite part o Did I enjoy this book: The story is something no work of fiction would dare, but like fiction it grips you with excitement, makes you feel a multitude of emotions, and then surprises you with unexpected twists.
I'd be inclined to think if someone were just describing it, that this was a very somber tale.
I wish I had realized it was not a true story before I downloadd it.
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