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An Evening with Sean Penn, Author of ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’
September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$36 - $55
“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” (Atria Books) by two-time Academy Award(R)-winning actor, writer and director Sean Penn, is Mr. Penn’s first novel. The darkly humorous book 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. The novel is a revised and expanded work based on an audiobook (no longer available) narrated by Penn and released in October 2016 under the pseudonym Pappy Pariah.
Penn has been nominated five times for an Academy Award as Best Actor for “Dead Man Walking,” “Sweet and Lowdown” and “I Am Sam” and won 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 100 theater and film productions.
As a filmmaker, Penn has crafted powerful dramas such as “The Indian Runner” and “Into the Wild,” which garnered him nominations from the Directors Guild Awards and Writers Guild Awards. He also wrote and directed the US contribution to the compilation film “11’09’01” and engages in political and social activism. This includes his criticism of the George W. Bush administration, his contact with the Presidents of Cuba and Venezuela, and his humanitarian work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (2005) and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Each ticket includes a pre-signed copy of “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.” Additional books will be available for sale at the event for $24 plus tax. Book sales provided by Books Inc. Palo Alto.
The evening will be moderated by Anne Elise Kornblut, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist currently serving as director of strategic communications for Facebook.