I'm Paul Connolly

No1 Best Selling Author of

Against all Odds

and Experienced Public Speaker




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My bestselling book Against All Odds and the sequel Beating The Odds are both on Amazon and still getting positive reviews!



portrait photography by Gary Fernon


Against All Odds

Paul Connolly is a best selling author whose book, “Against All Odds” has topped e-book charts and continues to be a top 10 title in a number of Amazon categories after 5 years.

An autobiography by a first-time author who didn’t learn to read until the age of 25 topped the e-book bestsellers list and appeared as a major title in Amazon's "5 years of Kindle" retrospective.

The story of Paul Connolly, who is now a celebrity fitness trainer and specialist conditioning coach who endured an appalling childhood, has proved so popular it outsold Stieg Larsson’s crime thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in the Amazon Kindle Christmas charts.

In his first book, Against All Odds, Paul describes how he was abandoned in a dustbin as a two-week-old baby and suffered years of abuse at a children’s home in Essex. He later became a boxer and worked on supermodel Elle Macpherson's workout video The Body.

The book was first published in March 2010 and about 5,000 print copies were sold, however, it saw a surge in popularity since the electronic version was launched and it continues to be a bestseller years after it’s initial launch.

Paul’s story is a remarkable tale of endurance and survival – vivid, disturbing but ultimately uplifting, as the beaten child who was once told ‘you’ll never be worth a thing’ becomes a man with the heart to love, live and embrace the future.

Daily Mail“Against All Odds; The debut author who didn’t learn to read until he was 25, tops e-book charts”

Paul is also a successful personal trainer and specialist conditioning coach - his website is  SpecialistConditioning.com