Sean Penn recently had an interview on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss the publishing of the fictional book in which the main character seems to be loosely based off of Sean himself. The name of the book is, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. During the interview, Sean Penn discusses the weird way in which he met the author of “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”.
The way in which Sean Penn describes the brief and awkward encounter with the author of the already controversial book. The story that Sean Penn describes begins by him being 19 years old and attending a party. While at the party, he encounters a statue like object on the couch and is immediately fascinated by it. He soon realizes that it is not actually an object on the couch, but an actual human being that has “minimal capacity for movement“.
The statue like person intrigues Penn to the point of Sean wanting to initiate conversation. He soon regrets that decision due to the almost motionless person’s inability to articulate a coherent sentence. Sean forcibly makes small talk to ease the awkwardness of the situation. At the time, Sean Penn’s mother was a creator of greeting cards, a subject that he touched upon while talking to the future author of “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff“. To politely end the conversation, Sean Penn decides to throw his mom under the bus and give her address out to the weird stranger. Even though it was just an excuse for him to end the conversation, his mother ended up selling 500 greeting cards to him.
Fast forward a few decades, Sean Penn receives a phone call from his mother. She told him that she must have received some of his fan mail by accident. Sean initially told her to just throw it away, but she mentioned the name on the envelope and let him know that the name sounded familiar. Sean also remembered the name and soon received the package himself. This package turned out to be the manuscript for the soon to be published book, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff“.