“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” – Penn, Or Pariah?

During his first interview regarding the new book, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”, Sean Penn discussed how he met the original creator of the manuscript for the book. Sean Penn goes on to tell Stephen Colbert that he met the author during a party while he was in the “passion pit” area in 1979. After a quick and uneasy conversation with the man that Sean had mistaken for an atrocious piece of art that was taking up bar stool seating space at the party, he ended up giving out his mother’s home address to the man.


Sean Penn’s mother favorably sold 500 greeting cards to the future author of “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff“. About 4 decades later, she received a package from “Pappy Pariah”, which she had mistaken for Sean Penn fan mail. After realizing that the name was familiar, Sean asked his mother to send him the package instead of throwing it away. He soon discovered that it was the manuscript for “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”.

The author wanted Sean to help him release the book before the elections took place, so they chose the fastest way to do it, publishing an audiobook. During the second “Late Night” interview with Stephen Colbert, Sean went on to admit that he was the original author of the book, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. Seemingly confused, Stephen proceeded to ask questions.


Stephen asked Sean why he lied about it and Sean said that it’s what the fictional character does. Apparently, “Pappy” nor “Bob” smoke, they just “do stuff”. Unlike the character he played during the interview, Sean Penn. Sean ended up smoking two cigarettes on television while on the “Late Show”, by the way.


The character “Pappy Pariah” seems to be an alter ego of Sean’s for him to be able to write the book, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. However, Bob seems to also be a representation of Sean Penn’s world views and political opinions. The character in the book goes on to describe the fictional President as “the landlord” and proceeds to insult him in various, creative ways.

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