A couple of years ago there was a television series called 'The secret cabaret'. It was about bizarre magic, con artists, stories and spectacles like the man without legs, the human snake and so on, starring, Simon Drake, Ricky Jay and David Berglas amongst others.
I remember a guy in this series, Frank Abagnale, who tells some stories about how he cheated when he was at the young age of under 19. He wrote about his life in the book, his stories are so incredible and yet true, that Stephen Spielberg made the movie 'Catch me if you can' starring Leo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Martin Sheen and Christopher Walken.
Very funny and interesting.