Sean Penn presents "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff"
The Book Cellar is proud to host Academy Award winning actor, director, and human rights "loudmouth" Sean Penn and his debut novel 'Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff' at Everybody's Coffee.
Sean will be discussing the book with special guest moderator TBA!!
Tickets include admission to the event and a signed copy of the book.
There will be no meet and greet time or photo-ops. The books will be pre-signed before the event. Additional books will be on-sale.
About Sean Penn:
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. He has worked as an actor, writer, producer and director on over one hundred theater and film productions. 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.
In 2004, Penn wrote a two-part feature in The San Francisco Chronicle after a second visit to the war-torn Iraq and in 2005, he wrote a five-part feature in the same paper reporting from Iran during the election which led to the Ahmadinejad regime. Additionally, Penn published landmark interviews with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Cubas President Raul Castro for The Nation and The Huffington Post; Penn's interview with Castro was his first-ever with an international journalist.
About BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF:
BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF by two-time Academy Award-winning
actor, writer, and director Sean Penn, is scheduled for publication on March 27 and will be Mr.
Penns first novel. The darkly humorous novel tells the picaresque 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.
It seems wrong to say that so dystopian a
novel is great fun to read, but its true. I
suspect that Thomas Pynchon and Hunter S.
Thompson would love this book."
An almost literally up-to- the-minute fever dream
of a novel.
Before I started reading, I glanced over the table of contents. The first chapter is called Seeking Homeostasis in Inherent Hypocrisy. I rolled my eyes and said aloud to no one, fuuuck you. Then, I read it, and it turns out its a goddamned novel for the ages. A straight-up masterwork, more relevant to this very moment than anything Ive seen. Tom Robbins, Mark Twain, E.E. Cummings and Billy Bragg all just came in Chuck Bukowskis pants. Whether its your cuppa tea is something I cannot know. But sweet Jesus it was mine.
Bob Honey is the absurd embodiment of the high-octane American entrepreneur turned global menace He is brethren to Terry Southerns Guy Grand and William S. Burroughss Dr. Benway. Honey is a full-bore gladiator.
Douglas Brinkley, bestselling author, professor of history,
Stunning poetic runs, crazy and chaotic. Its A Clockwork Orange world on Adderall. When I finished it, I immediately hugged my dog.
Art Linson, author, producer of Fight Club and Sons of Anarchy
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