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Pain and Gain - The Untold True Story [NOOK Book]

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The True Story Behind The Movie Pain & Gain

This book proves that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction!

The year was 1994, Marc and his family lived and ordinary middle class life in Miami, Florida. Little did he know that in November of that year his life and that of his family would change forever. The events that were to ...
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Overview

The True Story Behind The Movie Pain & Gain

This book proves that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction!

The year was 1994, Marc and his family lived and ordinary middle class life in Miami, Florida. Little did he know that in November of that year his life and that of his family would change forever. The events that were to unfold could not be conceived by the wildest imagination.
In this amazing book he narrates the events that led to his kidnapping and his attempted murder. It will transport and place you in the warehouse were he was held and give you a unique perspective of the events that transpired during that horrific month and the physical and mental struggle to beat the odds and survive.
Marc chronicles his story in torturous detail. His humiliation, pain and suffering at the hands of the Sun Gang Gym and his miraculous survival.
You will understand how and why he survived and that everything can be taken from a human being, but the one's spirit and determination to survive can never be.
No one believed his story, not the police nor anyone else. Nevertheless, he maintained steadfast and determined to bring the criminals to justice before they struck again.
Truly a harrowing tale and one that not only you soon won't forget but will uplift and inspire you!!

Scroll up and grab your copy today and start reading one of the most intriguing stories in the last 20 years!!

Marc has appeared and featured on ABC's 20/20, CBS's 48 HRS and The Miami Herald.
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Editorial Reviews

Website - Judge Alex Ferrer
Despite having sat through the entire trial, and having heard the live testimony, I still find myself cringing at Marc Schiller’s description of his captivity, torture and attempted murder. This book speaks volumes about the evil that some are able to perpetrate and the tragedies that others are able to overcome.” Judge Alex Ferrer, October 9, 2013
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016034294
  • Publisher: Star of Hope Inc
  • Publication date: 1/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 330,096
  • File size: 603 KB

Meet the Author

Marc Schiller was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina immigrating to Brooklyn, NY with his parents when he was seven years old. An early entrepreneur, he started several small businesses by the age of nine. He attended high school in Brooklyn, participating in sports and was member of the school’s track team.

Marc received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MBA from Benedictine University. Marc has had a long and diversified career both as a professional and entrepreneur. His professional career has spanned the U.S. as well as internationally. On an entrepreneurial level, Marc Schiller has launched several successful businesses including two accounting practices both in Miami and Houston, a delicatessen in Miami and an options and stock trading company.

Marc Schiller currently works as an accounting and tax resolution specialist for a national tax resolution company. He has two grown children: his son graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in economics and his daughter currently attends Loyola Marymount University in California.

‘Pain and Gain - The Untold Story’ is Marc Schiller’s first literary publication.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Great Book!!!! I couldn't put it down!!!!! The Suspense!! I had

    Great Book!!!! I couldn't put it down!!!!! The Suspense!! I had to find out the end. Good Job Marc!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    When the author decided to tell the world about his captivity an

    When the author decided to tell the world about his captivity and torture, who new this be so captivating. I am personally so busy in my life that reading a book is not on the top of my priority list
     The moment I down loaded this book and started to read it I could not put it down. I found myself reading in the morning when I awoke and  before retiring at night. The book became my priority.
     With each passing chapter I was more obsessed to read the next. As sorry as I am that the author went through this ordeal, I am just as happy that  he shared this story with me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2014

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    Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite Pain and Gain

    Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite

    Pain and Gain is the true story of Marc Schiller, a successful Florida business man who, one day in 1994, found his life spiraling out of control and hanging by a thread. The story starts out with a brief outline of Schiller’s life prior to coming to America and you see that for the most part, he had lived the so-called American Dream. But life in Miami proved to be more of a nightmare for Schiller. Pain and Gain – The Untold Story, or rather the events that almost ended the life of Schiller, began as these things tend to do, with a favor. Hiring the wrong person turned the life of this businessman and fraudster into a living hell and Marc Schiller invites us along for the thrilling, if terrifying, ride.

    The story Marc Schiller tells is a fascinating one, combining different elements of human emotions such as greed and envy with pride. It’s not difficult to see how Marc, Jorge, and Lugo ended up on this collision course of destruction. Even though the story itself was intriguing, I found the writing itself somewhat stilted, whether because it is a true story or because the author was attempting to rewrite history. What made Pain and Gain – The Untold True Story so interesting was the fact that the victim was not an unassuming stand-up citizen. We learn that Schiller had his own criminal history that resulted in a guilty plea to Medicare fraud. Despite his own wrongdoings, one cannot deny the fortitude of someone to not only survive a murder attempt, but to turn the tables and work with the police to track down his would-be murderers and seek justice. There are things that could have been better with the story, but the story itself was too compelling and unbelievable to focus much on anything else.

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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    Speechless This book left me speechless. Marc Schiller is an am


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    This book left me speechless. Marc Schiller is an amazing man and when you read the book you will know how and why he survived.
     In the book he states that if this book helps just one individual, then his mission is accomplished. He has succeeded, after everything
     he has been thru he continues to help and forgive. For sure a must read

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