Sean Penn is an American actor that was born in California in 1960. He began his career on Broadway and by making appearances on television shows. He has starred in films that include “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Dead Man Walking.” He has received the Academy Award twice and was nominated for the Directors Guild of America. He participates in political and social activism and has protested former President Bush. He has defended freedom of speech and visited Cuba. He has met with President Raul Castro and has supported the Syrian government.
Recently, Sean wrote a book titled, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.” The book is about a middle-aged man named Bob, who has myriad of unconventional jobs. His jobs are a septic tank salesman, rescuer of Hasidic Jews and assassin. All of his jobs have an underlying political message and social undertone. He wrote this book as a form of satire regarding the state of America. When he wrote this book, he was not inspired by other writers, and he used his own voice. He believes that his writing should reflect his ideas and that he needs to use his imagination. He wanted to write a book that was not going to hold back his feelings and get his message across. He thinks his age had plenty to do with the way he wrote this book.
Sean admits that he tried to write books in the past but was interrupted. This time he was enthused about being able to write and complete this book. The main character is based on the way that he sees the country. He believes the country is full of lonely people and isolation is a normal condition. He created Bob as a murderer that kills people out of morality. In the book, he discusses how there is an issue with fiction and people take it too seriously. He wrote his book to leave behind a legacy that he hopes will help people realize the issues in society today. He plans to continue writing and sharing his message and views with the world.
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Most of us don’t really think about the reality of being an actor in the movie business. The situation is that you commit an enormous amount of your time and energy to a project that could take many months or possibly even years of your life in a scenario in which you have very little or no control over the finished product. Like Sean Penn, he has a new book coming out called Bob Honey Who Just Do stuff, and you can find it on Amazon. If you are a creative individual this just has to wear you down. Most creative minds want some measure of control and input into something as potentially profound and moving as a motion picture. The only way to get around this is to direct and/or produce films yourself. But this just creates more responsibilities and virtually guarantees the complete consumption of your personal life so that there is nothing else but that film and all the pressure that comes with it.
Sean Penn is sick of all that. So he quit the movie business and wrote a novel. It has a weird title but catchy, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.” It’s about a U.S. government assassin who moonlights as a septic tank salesman. He chose this form of storytelling because he wanted to be captain of his own ship without the immense pressure of an enormous amount of money on his shoulders. Sean is still interested in filmmaking but it’s unlikely that he will be acting anytime soon.
Most of the novel was dictated for the simple reason that he can’t type as fast as he can think. Also, the ribbons for his preferred typewriter are increasingly hard to find. He has no interest in firing up a laptop and staring at a backlit screen so he decided that this would be the best method. The book tackles the idea that if societies aren’t working towards inclusiveness, then they’re promoting divisiveness. The book ruthlessly slams this notion of branding that’s permeating our world and paints a bizarre dystopian vision of a possible but hopefully implausible future.
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