Regularly referred to as the greatest living Scotsman, Sean Connery would have calculated that his book about who else but himself would make him lots of money. Being who he is he probably thought that people would be lining up to buy it after all he has done the world a favour by writing it, or rather getting a guy called Murray Grigor to write it for him. It turns out that he was wrong, his book is a turkey and is now running the risk of being pulped, it’s price has already been reduced to try to shift copies
To add insult to injury for the oh so serious Connery, he is set to be outsold by the far less serious Roger Moore, a far more urbane friendly and entertaining man, who would you rather meet in the pub ? Connery is said to be quite sanguine about this which is difficult to believe from such a crabbit old whinger. He has so much money and fame that he no longer has a grip on reality he actually believes that he is a great man, he demands respect. An insight can be gained into just how delusional he has become by watching his interview with an American female TV presenter, this can be found by accessing “You Tube”
He is as famous for his vile opinions on violence against women as he is for anything else, when the story broke about assaulting his former wife he famously justified his violence, and predictably he came under heavy criticism and he was persuaded to let the issue drop in the hope that it would go away, it didn’t work of course and we can see him with the interviewer recalling the issue. It is mind boggling to see how arrogant he is about it, he recalls it, admits it and defiantly says he would do it again, he is incapable of admitting to wrong doing he enjoys the position of not having to care what anyone thinks, you have to see it, it is stomach churning.
Roger Moore’s book is apparently a good read about show business with lots of gossip and hilarious anecdotes from a long time in the business, exactly what people want from a famous film star. This kind of thing though is beneath the “greatest living Scot” he has over the years bought his way into SNP political circles and their fawning attitude to him has encouraged him to think of himself as a serious person instead of a film star, not even the same thing as being an actor, he would run a mile from a live stage, he brought the same gravitas to "Derby O' Gill & the Little People" as he did to "James Bond" The subjects covered in his book are Scottish culture, Scottish politics, sport and the “the Gothic aspects of Scots. literature” that’s not a joke, I didn’t make that up, he’s clearly a very serious man indeed.
He also goes into the origins of the “Scottish Cringe” honestly, he’s not being ironic, still he should be able to understand that by looking in the mirror. It makes me happy to think that this arrogant misogynist is such a big hit with the SNP they deserve each other. Are Scots. really proud of this man ?
To paraphrase Dennis Healey talking about David Owen “the good fairy made him tall handsome and rich and the bad fairy came along and made him a s**t.