A debut to remember: Sean Penn and Bob Honey

Everyone has a story to tell. It’s a lot of people’s dream to become a rich and famous author like James Patterson or E. L. James. A lot of people don’t have the courage to take out a pen and paper and write their first book. If you write a book you get an advance, usually over $1,000, and on top of that, you get royalties.

One person by the name of Sean Penn did just that. He wrote his first novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

Published by Atria, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is about a salesman with a side gig of being a contract killer for the US Government.

The New York Times described it as “a riddle wrapped in an enigma and cloaked in crazy.”

and the book is a blisteringly funny, extremely garrulous dystopian work of art, and he might have another book on the way.

In a recent interview, he was in the middle of a very huge book tour in L.A. for a couple days, and then was heading out to Austin, TX.

he states that it’s different to come to the end of a film project than it is on a book project, because of the collaboration with others. you collaborate with a movie, but you don’t have to with a book.

 

He also says that it was a point in his career that he was beaten down with other people’s personalities and different expectations, and with a publisher, after they see your work, they know what you got already.

Currently, he doesn’t have another movie involved, but he also says there is a movie floating around that he might want to direct in the future. He is also says that he doesn’t have a generic interest in making films and has a better time writing books.

When asked if any writers like Thomas Pynchon, Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Robbins, Mark Twain, E. E. Cummings, Charles Bukowski, and William Burroughs influenced him, he stated that if someone influences you, it is the excitement from their words.

He mentioned about his brand that as long as any brand is assigned, or self-assigned, to him, it is in a crisis from the perspective of the reader, and the customer.

 

Read the full interview here:

https://www.vogue.com/article/sean-penn-bob-honey-who-just-do-stuff-interview


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