From Chicago Streets to California Politics: A Riveting Memoir of Triumph Over Adversity

Paul O Scott’s debut memoir, “Trouble Ain’t Nothin’ But a Word: Conquering Fear,” chronicles his journey from a tumultuous youth in Chicago to a respected political consultant and educator in California, highlighting his indomitable spirit and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening heart attack.

Paul O Scott, also known as Orlando P, unveils his debut memoir, “Trouble Ain’t Nothin’ But a Word: Conquering Fear,” a gripping and inspiring account of his journey from the streets of Chicago to the heights of political influence in California. This compelling memoir, rich with personal anecdotes and hard-won wisdom, offers readers a profound exploration of resilience, redemption, and the unyielding human spirit.

Paul’s memoir begins with a harrowing experience, a massive heart attack in 2016 that left him in a vegetative state, with doctors predicting no possibility of recovery. However, Scott’s indomitable spirit and unwavering determination defied the bleak prognosis, as he recalls, “All I need is a tiny chance, and I’ll make it work.” Standing at 5’4″, Scott has spent his life overcoming countless challenges and proving naysayers wrong.

Born into a large, complex family in 1954 Chicago and raised as a Christian Scientist, Scott faced the challenges posed by his father’s post-World War II trauma and resultant alcoholism. Navigating a youth marked by delinquency, substance abuse, and instability, Scott’s life took a significant turn after the devastating loss of his younger brother, Peter. This personal crisis spurred a transformative self-reckoning that led him from chaos to purpose.

“Trouble Ain’t Nothin’ But a Word” is a testament to Scott’s relentless pursuit of respect and success. From his early days on Chicago’s streets to his roles in correctional facilities, teaching, campaign management, and eventually becoming a respected consultant and educator, Scott’s journey is a vivid recounting of personal redemption. An editorial review describes the memoir as “a testament to the idea that one’s future can shine bright despite a shadowed past.” The memoir offers an insightful look into the vicissitudes of urban life and the resilience required to overcome them.

Scott’s accomplishments are recognized politically in California, with commendations and special recognitions from notable figures such as California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, Congressman Brad Sherman, and State Senator Jack Scott.

“Trouble Ain’t Nothin’ But a Word: Conquering Fear” is available now and promises to resonate with readers long after the last page is turned. Get your copy at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


This remarkable memoir has been honored with the esteemed Literary Titan Gold Book Award and an award from the Nonfiction Authors Association, recognizing its impact and exceptional storytelling. These awards celebrate the memoir’s raw, inspiring narrative and its powerful message of resilience and redemption, cementing its place as a must-read.

About the Book

From the heart of Chicago’s turbulent streets to the esteemed halls of California politics, this powerful memoir captures the relentless journey of a man who refused to be defined by his circumstances. Struggling through the shadows of addiction, crime, and personal loss, he faced a devastating heart attack that doctors claimed he would never recover from. Yet, his unyielding spirit and belief in second chances propelled him to overcome insurmountable odds. With rich storytelling, humor, and raw honesty, this narrative of redemption and resilience is a testament to the power of hope and the human spirit’s capacity to conquer fear and adversity. This is a story for anyone who has ever been told “you can’t” and dared to prove them wrong.

About the Author

Paul O Scott is a distinguished political consultant, educator, and debut author recognized for his significant contributions to California’s political landscape. Born in 1954 in Chicago, Scott’s early life was marked by overcoming immense challenges. His transformative journey from the streets of Chicago to becoming a respected figure in politics and education is a testament to his resilience and determination. He has received numerous commendations, including recognition from California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, Congressman Brad Sherman, and State Senator Jack Scott. Today, Scott resides in Southern California with his wife and daughter, where he continues to inspire as a public school teacher, imparting his hard-earned life lessons and guiding students to overcome their own challenges.

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