Sean Penn is best known as an American filmmaker and actor who has won two Academy Awards. In addition to these roles in the film industry, Penn has also had his hand in social and political activism, and humanitarian work. More recently he has written a book titled, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. The satirical story was published on March 27, 2018, and tells of a international assassin, named Bob Honey, who targets the elderly. Then novel was partly published in 2016 as an audiobook. Sean Penn narrated the story and released it under the name Pappy Pariah, a pseudonym. He has since taken credit for the story and had been promoting it.
Many news sites have been covering the release of Penn’s book, including Thebrotalk.com who discussed the major themes of the story in an article titled, “Sean Penn’s Dystopian Novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. While the novel is centered on Bob Honey, a large portion of it deals with aspects in the real world, such as violence, environmental responsibilities, women’s rights, disaster cleanup and internet rights. These themes lead the reader to be reflective. The article found at Thebrotalk.com also comments on the unique words Penn uses to describe the world in which he has created, making the reader have an interesting experience while they are readying. The website describes “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” as a satirical roller coaster with a broad perspective on several modern issues.
Vogue has also posted an article about “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”, titled “Sean Penn on Quitting the Movie Business, His New First Novel, and #MeToo.” They also included an interview with Sean Penn. When asked how writing a book was different than writing screen play, Penn answered that writing a book was less of a collaborative activity compared to a screenplay. Penn admitted that he was getting frustrated working with other people, so finding time to write alone allowed him to get a lot off his mind. Vogue and Sean Penn also discussed the #MeToo movement, a campaign that the author is proud to stand behind. “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” discusses the movement and encourages social equality and inclusion. When asked if there was another novel in the works, the writer hinted that he was working on something new, but didn’t say if it was another story or something else.