“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
iTune Reviews, June 9, 2013
“Beautifully written..If I could actually speak to Mr. Marc Schiller, I would like to say, yes you did help change my life for the better by reading your story…at times it has made me laugh, made me angry, and made me happy …I have learned a valuable lesson and that is not to focus on the past of what might have happened to me but learn from those events to make me a better person..I believe everything happens for a reason and Mr. Schilller survived for a great reason. Just by you writing this book I believe has saved countless lives …even if the recent kidnap victims of Cleveland read this book, I believe it would help them in the same very positive way…thank you Mr. Schiller for sharing your story..you sure have placed a lot of things in my life into perspective. God Bless you and everyone else.”
‘Pain and Gain – The Untold True Story’ is a gripping memoir that tells the true story behind the Paramount film Pain and Gain. Written by the real Sun Gym Gang victim, Marc Schiller, ‘Pain and Gain – The Untold True Story’ will take readers on an adrenaline rush with a uplifting and inspirational ending, A MUST READ!!
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 never be the same.
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 struggles to beat the odds and survive.
Marc chronicles his story in tortuous detail. His humiliation, pain and suffering at the hands of these perverted social misfits and his miraculous survival.
You will understand how and why he survived and that everything can be taken from someone, but one’s spirit and determination to survive can never be.
No one believed his story, not the police or 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 won’t soon forget but will uplift and inspire you!!
Kindle Book Review, April 24, 2013
“Pain and Gain by Marc Schiller is a book about his life after he arrived in America as a boy from Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of a poor, struggling family hoping to make its way in the new world. Marc began to strive for a better life and was willing to pay the price in time and study which resulted in his steady growth as a man, husband, father and entrpreneur. Hired by Ernst and Whinney at $18,000 a year, it seemed he was on his way. Without telling you the story which you absolutely MUST read for yourself, he begins achieve success which leads to a harrowing kidnapping and torture by those he knew and trusted. Beaten, burned and tormented, he quickly begins to lose everything he had worked for, including his family and home. One by one, his emotional and material things are taken from him as he suffers more pain and becomes weaker and weaker. The story that emerges as a result of this terrible kidnapping is one that teaches his readers how pain and confusion does not have to be mastered by evil intent. Sheer guts and determination to survive and return to normal steers his every conscious motivation. Faced with whether to confront his monsters with a trial; men he had known from the beginning, he has nightmares but again his strengths struggle to the surface. You must experience this story as written by Mr. Schiller. If you think this is a comedy, go pick a different book. You couldn’t be farther from the mark. **A must read book.** Reviewer: Carol Piner, from “The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon.”
Pain and Gain – The Untold True Story – By Marc Schiller
Now Available At Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Books A Million and IndieBound
In his first riveting book, Pain and Gain: The Untold True Story, Marc Schiller narrated the incredible events behind the movie Pain & Gain, recalling his thirty days of captivity.
Now, Schiller shares how he survived the ordeal, exploring the life lessons he learned during his time in the warehouse and during his recovery. In this uplifting and inspiring book, Schiller discusses the healing of his body, mind, and spirit and tells the story of how he found the strength to thrive.
Pain and Gain: How I Survived and Triumphed – By Marc Schiller