You most likely know Sean Penn from his critically acclaimed roles in such iconic films as Mystic River, Dead Man Walking and Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Recently, however, he has been taking his career in a slightly different direction as he has released his debut novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Now working to promote his book, Penn is looking to reach out to his audience and explain some of the context behind the book, where he plans to go in his career and how his life has changed since turning his back on the film industry. The book has attracted a bit of controversy because of a particular scene in which he lampoons Trump, but Penn insists this was an important scene and makes no apologies for including it in the book. The novel was initially intended to be an audiobook narrated by Penn and a cast of actors.
This was in part because he had no idea how to publish a book. He has said, however, that he enjoyed the process and is looking forward to doing another book in the future. He also mentioned that he already has plans for his next book although he has no film projects in the works at the moment. He said that he enjoys writing more than acting because he has full creative control over the content. He made it quite clear that he would much rather be doing writing full time than working on new movies. The novel does also touch a bit on the recent me too movement.
While he has been compared to some other prolific writers such as Thomas Pynchon, Mark Twain and Charle Bukowski, he has said that he’d rather stand out on his own and let his work speak for itself. The book lampoons our culture’s continued emphasis on branding and Penn has said that it’s important to focus less on your brand and more on your own individuality. So we wish him the best of luck as he embarks on his book tour and hope he has continued success in his writing career.