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Sean Penn’s New Novel: Bob Honey

57 year old Sean Penn has done it, He has written a novel called Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. The book was available for purcahse in late March of 2018. The book involves the life of Bob Honey and his adventures as a political activist. Bob Honey is desperate for change. Bob also has anger issues that leads him to commit violent acts.

 

Sean Penn talks about how Bob Honey is motivated by his own political beliefs. Indeed it seems to be a critique of the Trump Administration. Penn is involved in political activism and has been for a few decades. He has traveled to places including Iran, Iraq, and Cuba. He traveled with other political leaders in hope to bring and democracy and world peace. Penn has had many words to say about the policies of the Trump Administration. He’s had a very big opinion of Donald Trump, calling him an enemy of mankind.

 

Furthermore, Penn states he’s just ready for the writer’s life. He is not really feeling the acting although he believes that there’s joy in it. Critics did not believe that Penn would be transitioning over to the writing world from the acting world. This was rather surprising to most. Penn is enjoying writing and is currently planning his next project. He is planning on writing a sequel to Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Penn says that he will continue to keep his critics wondering and guessing and on their toes. He plans to stay one step ahead of them. Sean mentions to Rolling Stone that while he was writing his novel, he felt pretty free. He just went for it and kept at it. Penn has embraced the writer’s life and he also wonders why it took him so long to do so. He questioned himself as to why he waited so long.

 

When it comes to writing, Penn felt like he was free and that he could be more productive. Another thing is the book puts an emphasis on the world “We”. Sean says that “If we don’t balance our lives between the I and the We, we don’t move forward – we move back. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff sounds like quite the novel.

 

 

http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Bob-Honey-Who-Just-Do-Stuff/Sean-Penn/9781501189043