At age 57, Sean Penn has accomplished much of the American dream. He is an actor, a producer, a film writer, a political activist, and now a novelist. He is the author of the new book that is getting many rave reviews, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Penn credits his book as being a depiction of his political views. In the book, he openly critiques the current president’s administration. Penn was well known for being a notorious activist some years ago when he visited Iran, Cuba, and Iraq in an attempt to engage with political leaders.
Penn transitioned to writing because he felt that there was where he could be more productive. He feels that the movie industry has become too commercialized, and is changing the way people view society. The movies of today are telling people what to talk and think about. Readers are given the opportunity to form their own opinion about certain things. People are wondering if Penn will write a sequel to Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, and his indication is that he has something cooking. It would be interesting to see if he softens his political stand, or he would take it further. Maybe he will venture off into another sphere and write something fictional.
Penn enjoys his writing because he can feel free, and there are no inhibitions. Right now, he is keeping the literary community on their toes, not knowing what he will write next. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is about an antagonistic character who has strong political views, but is not very much for talking, or letter writing to campaign for the way he feels. Instead, he is driven to perform many violent acts. The actions of Bob Honey are truly motivated by the political views of the author. Penn makes no secret of this. Penn assuredly states his opinion of the current President is that he is an enemy of mankind. In Bob Honey he references the President as Mr. Landlord. Penn deals with the political movements of modern day in a very unique ways, using his pen.