Category: Novels

Sean Penn Shifts Careers with “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”

What’s Sean Penn’s primary occupation? Even a casual follower of the entertainment industry would point out Mr. Penn’s an actor. While he’s certainly known as an actor, Sean Penn involved himself in other creative endeavors. One such venture involves a new turn as an author. Penn crafted the satirical novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.” The release of the novel shows Penn possesses a multitude of talents, and he may be expanding his writing career while spending less time in front of the camera.


Not too surprisingly, there’s a political slant to “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.” Sean Penn has long been known for his political activism. Criticism of President Donald Trump not so passively finds its way into the prose. Don’t expect a lecture though. The dark humor of the novel keeps it engaging. And the humor is dark. Poor Bob Honey lives the life of an assassin. While his profession certainly is atypical, he does try to live a normal life. The emphasis here is on the word “try.” Professional killers don’t exactly find it easy to live a normal existence.


Actors won’t find it easy to shift into the career of an author. Sean Penn seems to be doing it fairly well. He spoke at length about his desire to shift away from his traditional Hollywood role and try something new in life. Penn likely will return to Hollywood in some capacity in the future. He wants to pursue a directing career. Right now, the actor-turned-author seems interested in pursuing other career endeavors.


Creatively, a professional entertainer can become burned out with his/her career. Things change over the decades and people want to try new things. A more mature Sean Penn sees to prefer displaying his other talents. As “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” proves, he does have a talent for writing.

Published in Novels by ByMaxwell.