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Pain Don't Hurt: Fighting Inside and Outside the Ring (SIGNED by 2)

Miller, Mark "Fightshark"; Jones, Shelby

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ISBN 10: 0062222341 / ISBN 13: 9780062222343
Published by Anthony Bourdain/Ecco; New York, 2014
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (HarperCollins); New York. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION Hardcover-- yellow cloth-- in NEAR FINE Condition in NEAR FINE unclipped Dustjacket INSCRIBED in bold pink marker on front free endpaper: "To Alex, Best Wishes!!!--Mark Fightshark Miller" w/ a drawing of a smily face and what appears to be a penis. ALSO INSCRIBED on front pastedown: "Alex-- To one of my favorite photographers, thank you for supporting-- Shelby" w/ a heart. Small soil spot on lower edge of book & inside flap of DJ; otherwise INTERIOR PRISTINE: an unread copy. Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Bookseller Inventory # 509742

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Title: Pain Don't Hurt: Fighting Inside and Outside...

Publisher: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco; New York

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Pain Don’t Hurt is the no-holds-barred memoir from the only professional fighter in history to return to the ring after open-heart surgery, kickboxer Mark “Fightshark” Miller—an inspiring story of family, determination, and redemption.

In 2007, Mark Miller was a rising star in professional kickboxing, until a routine physical uncovered a serious condition that required open-heart surgery. The crisis helped to temporarily reunite his fractured family and made Miller more determined than ever to return to the kickboxing ring. But within a year, his parents and brother were all dead, and Miller’s fragile optimism imploded, sending him into a tailspin of drugs and alcohol.

Pain Don’t Hurt is a story of incredible tenacity, dedication, and hard work—how one fierce competitor overcame repeated obstacles to realize his dreams. Miller recounts stories ranging from his childhood spent in the Steelers locker room to the surprising life lessons he learned from other fighters to his triumphant return to fighting in a Moscow kickboxing ring. He talks sincerely about family and fatherhood—of the hard lessons about masculinity and violence learned from his father. He also offers an inspiring, exciting, and frank account of the fights—both in and out of the ring—that have shaped him.

A deeply personal account of guts, blood, and glory, Pain Don’t Hurt pays tribute to the never-say-die spirit embodied in a man who refuses to back down, no matter the odds.

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The no-holds-barred memoir from kickboxer Mark "Fightshark" Miller, the only professional fighter in history to return to the ring after open-heart surgery

In 2007, Mark Miller was a rising star in professional kickboxing, until a routine physical uncovered a serious condition that required open-heart surgery. The crisis helped to temporarily reunite his fractured family and made Miller more determined than ever to return to the kickboxing ring. But within a year, his parents and brother were all dead, and Miller's fragile optimism imploded, sending him into a tailspin of drugs and alcohol.

Pain Don't Hurt is a story of incredible tenacity, dedication, and hard work—how one fierce competitor overcame repeated obstacles to realize his dreams. Miller recounts stories ranging from his childhood spent in the Steelers locker room to the surprising life lessons he learned from other fighters to his triumphant return to fighting in a Moscow kickboxing ring. He talks frankly about family and fatherhood—of the hard lessons about masculinity and violence learned from his abusive father. He also offers an inspiring, exciting, and frank account of the fights—both in and out of the ring—that have shaped him.

A deeply personal account of guts, blood, and glory, Pain Don't Hurt pays tribute to the never-say-die spirit embodied in a man who refuses to back down, no matter the odds.

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