Monday, April 1, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Pain and Gain by Marc Schiller

Memoir/True Crime
Date Published: 1/25/13

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 shocking ending.

This is the untold true story of one citizen’s pointless torture and month-long captivity. The story, formerly mistold if not utterly overlooked, has been made into a feature film. Even as a dark comedy, there is little amusement to be found in human suffering. The sick and twisted minds of Mr. Schiller’s captors would be fodder for the Darwin Awards if the results were not so alarmingly inhumane. Physical, mental and emotional torture, as well as sensory deprivation and starvation, the prisoner of war like conditions differed only in the fact that Mr. Schiller was completely alone during his extended stay at the warehouse he refers to as Hotel Hell. An early victim of identity theft in the years following Hurricane Andrew in Miami, Mr. Schiller chronicles his story in tortuous detail. His humiliation, pain and suffering at the hands of these perverted social misfits is a shocking revelation. 
What is it like to be imprisoned in near dungeon-like conditions? All this mayhem on American soil toward the end of the last millennium. 
Greed, lust for power and the desire to inflict pain and misery were the apparent motivating forces behind this gruesome incident. 
Truly a harrowing tale and one that you won’t soon forget.

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Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
I wrote this book because of a personal experience and never thought of myself as writing
for a living. Although I do enjoy writing and written many articles. After writing this
book, I given more thought to perhaps writing another one. So it may turn out to be that

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Since these book was about a very tragic time on my life. Having to re-live the
experience through my writing was at times difficult if not a daunting task. I new all
along that this book need to be written and after putting it for 17 years I finally finished
it, to my great satisfaction.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of
Your Family?
No, it was a process, which I needed to through alone, especially because no one could
express or understand my perspective in this story.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I’m thinking of writing another book but I’m trying to decide if it will be a twist to my
real story with a very different ending or a book on healing and spiritual growth that was
a consequence of my experience.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently
I always been a bookworm since I was a child that is one habit that I enjoy immensely
and don’t want to break. Right now I’m reading the Uranta Book.

Marc ShillerMarc 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 True Story’ is Marc Schiller’s first literary publication.
Twitter  @painandgainbook


Follow Along With This Tour! 

April 2 - Andi's Book Reviews - Review/Interview
April 3 - Bunny's Reviews - PROMO
April 8 - The book Faery Reviews - PROMO
April 11 -  Gimme The Scoop Reviews - PROMO
April 12 - Keenly Kristin - Review
April 14 - My Cozie Corner - PROMO
April 17 - Author Ever Leigh - Review
April 18 - Mythical Books - PROMO
April 19 - Lovely Reads - PROMO
April 20 - My Reading Addiction - Review
April 23 - The World As I See It - Review
April 24 - Must read Faster - PROMO
April 26 - RABT Reviews - Review

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read The Space Between! SO EXCITED!