Pain Don't Hurt: Fighting Inside and Outside the Ring by Mark Miller, Shelby Jones

By Mark Miller, Shelby Jones

Discomfort Don’t damage is the no-holds-barred memoir from the one expert fighter in historical past to come to the hoop after open-heart surgical procedure, kickboxer Mark “Fightshark” Miller—an inspiring tale of relations, choice, and redemption.

In 2007, Mark Miller used to be a emerging famous person in expert kickboxing, till a regimen actual exposed a significant situation that required open-heart surgical procedure. The drawback helped to quickly reunite his fractured kinfolk and made Miller extra decided than ever to come to the kickboxing ring. yet inside of a yr, his mom and dad and brother have been all useless, and Miller’s fragile optimism imploded, sending him right into a tailspin of gear and alcohol.

Pain Don’t damage is a narrative of marvelous tenacity, commitment, and tough work—how one fierce competitor overcame repeated stumbling blocks to achieve his desires. Miller recounts tales starting from his early life spent within the Steelers locker room to the unbelievable existence classes he realized from different opponents to his positive go back to battling in a Moscow kickboxing ring. He talks in actual fact approximately kin and fatherhood—of the demanding classes approximately masculinity and violence discovered from his father. He additionally deals an inspiring, fascinating, and frank account of the fights—both out and in of the ring—that have formed him.

A deeply own account of guts, blood, and glory, discomfort Don’t damage will pay tribute to the never-say-die spirit embodied in a guy who refuses to back off, irrespective of the percentages.

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