According to many people, Sean Penn is an outgoing individual who can do what it takes to reach out to the world. He has appeared numerous times as an actor, a producer, a writer as well as a director in the field of theater and film productions. During this time of his career, Penn has carried the Academy Awards a number of times as the best actor. Moreover, he has completed various opinion pieces and also served as a war correspondent. Also, he has had the opportunity to hold interviews with high profile personalities such as the former President of Venezuela. Additionally, he significantly contributed towards saving lives of those affected by the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
Amazingly, Sean Penn put aside what he does best and focused all efforts on establishing his first ever novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff“. The novel is a blisteringly funny, extremely garrulous dystopian picaresque about a man who is actively into the sales of septic tanks and who works on a contractual gig with the U.S government as a killer. The novel has brought about both positive and negative thoughts on handling a day job alongside a part-time gig. After the release of the book Penn has constantly faced ridicule for producing a corresponding Poem on himself for the novel from people who think that he does not properly fit into Bob Honey’s character.
During an interview, while he was on a barnstorming book tour in Los Angeles, Sean Penn revealed that having “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” under his ownership makes more responsible for all that comes along with the book. It is better as opposed to completed screenplay or film where one can benefit from the efforts of other people. According to Sean his choice to write “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” as compared to the usual screenplays was as a result of his desire to be self-independent and accountable for his actions. It was also due to the fact that books do not require huge amounts of financial funding and the collaboration of creative personalities like movies. He used “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” as a platform like no other to express his ideas that could not fit anywhere else.
Nevertheless, Sean Penn promises that his career as a novelist does not stop at “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” despite the many critics surrounding his work. He has something else coming up soon. Sean also dismisses the rumors that compare his writing style to those of renowned writers such as Thomas Pynchon, William Burroughs, and Tom Robbins among others. Further, Sean owes the dictation style he used in writing “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” to his great value of time. He also disregards the view of the novel as an opinion piece on the #MeToo aspect of Bob Honey. As such, Sean Penn is more concerned on building his legacy as a reputable novelist rather than getting reviews from people.