In the beginning of April, Sean Penn sat down with Steven Colbert on the Late Show to discuss “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”, a novel written by Mr. Penn that was published during the final week of March. Oscar Award Winning and greatest actor of his generation, Sean Penn was looking to add to his list of achievements when he wrote “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff“. The 57 year old actor has stated that he wrote his newest novel, a fiction story, based off of where he currently saw the country at. Which is not about the leadership, but the culture of our community. “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is about a man who takes on a number of different jobs and simultaneously assassinates the elderly people with a malot. The middle-aged man, Bob, was Penn’s intention on showing the world what loneliness and isolation can cause. The novel was originally published as an audio book and later was published as a book. As Sean Penn stated, “By the time 57 rolls around, you come to: I’m going to write a novel…it’s going to be responded to or it’s not”. Regardless of how the public decided to read this novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” was a very successful part of Penn’s writing career. Especially since he has never finished a novel prior to this one. His reasoning for never publishing a novel before was that life always interfered. Which when asked what the most surprising part of the process was, he replied with “that he hadn’t done it sooner”. That being said, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is out of Penn’s normal comedic voice. While it is different, he had a lot of fun writing this novel, and even enjoyed it more than acting recently. He plans to write more novels in the future, but doesn’t know if they will get published or not.
Read the full interview here: