Sean Penn is a respected actor, director, journalist and now, with the publication of Bob Honey Who Just do Stuff, he can add novelist to his list of accomplishments. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff tells the story of Bob Honey, detailing his doings as a metaphor for political activism. Penn’s protagonist has allowed his passion for politics to progress to a point where he is so adamant and committed to a political movement that his febrile beliefs lead him to commit acts of mayhem. According to Paul Peter’s piece in Postivethefacts.com, Bob Honey’s actions are motivated by Penn’s political stance. As a satire, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff delves into political waters that include naming the president “Mr. Landlord.”
Controversy and Content
Penn posits the idea in Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff that the #metoo movement, as it is currently being presented by its leaders, is having difficulty creating genuine conversations. Penn believes that “crucial conversations” are needed to gain forward momentum, advance the role of women in the workplace, and protect individuals from sexual harassment. For Penn, a pivotal issue with the #metoo movement is that it has morphed into a platform where men, and especially men in the media, are publicly shamed.
The author, who knows resilient women and was once married to Madonna, praises what he calls “warrior women.” Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff has been lauded by sources ranging from Sarah Silverman to Salman Rushdie. The ever-complex Penn shared his views with Marc Maron, star of the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast, saying, “If we don’t balance our lives between the I and the We, we don’t move forward – we move back.”
Writing Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff was such a satisfying experience for Penn that he hints that he is at work on another novel. Creative, honest, fearless, and fierce, the talent behind Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a beguiling and unusual writer with a bold vantage point.