Academy Award-winning actor, writer, and director Sean Penn, whose work includes writing, acting, producing and directing over one hundred films and theatrical productions, speaks about his debut novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff (Atria Books). The darkly humorous novel tells the story of Bob Honey, a middle-aged, divorced, disillusioned man living in a nondescript house on a nondescript street in Woodview, California. Bob Honey is a man of many trades—sewage specialist, purveyor of pyrotechnics, contract killer for a mysterious government agency that pays in small bills. As an actor, Sean Penn has been nominated five times for an Academy Award as Best Actor for Dead Man Walking, Sweet and Lowdown, I Am Sam and won his first Oscar in 2003 for his searing performance in Clint Eastwood's Mystic River and his second in 2009 for Gus Van Sant's Milk. As a filmmaker, Penn has crafted powerful dramas such as The Indian Runner, The Pledge, and Into The Wild, which garnered him nominations from the Directors Guild Awards and Writers Guild Awards.
"It seems wrong to say that so dystopian a novel is great fun to read, but it's true. I suspect that Thomas Pynchon and Hunter S. Thompson would love this book." —Salman Rushdie.
"Bob Honey is the absurd embodiment of the high-octane American entrepreneur turned global menace...He is brethren to Terry Southern's Guy Grand and William S Burroughs's Dr. Benway, Honey is a full-bore gladiator." —Douglas Brinkley, bestselling author, professor of history, Rice University.
Tickets are $33.50 and include entry and one copy of the book, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff (released March 27, 2018). This event does not include a public signing. Click below to purchase tickets and for more information.