Many of us identify with the larger-than-life image of James Bond played by SeanConnery. He’s a man’s man, attracts women with ease, and can defend himself whenneeded (or wipe out armies of adversaries whenever he wishes).
Although I insist that I’m way beyond hero worship, in my secret heart-of-hearts Isometimes dream of having the qualities I imagine are part of the James Bond mystique.Although the image is one of charisma, health, and wealth, the reality for men is oftenquite different. The James Bond films are based on the fictional character of MI6 agentJames Bond (code designation “007”) appearing in novels by Ian Fleming, a real life“James Bond,” who was a Navel intelligence officer during World War II.Unlike the fictional character in his novels, Fleming, like many men who went to war,later suffered PTSD. In 1961 Fleming, a heavy smoker and heavy drinker, had a heart