The book written by Sean Penn, seems to actually be aimed at our present day President. No other than Donald Trump. The description that says the landlord is a seventy year old bot-man who has money and his hair is described as French vanilla cotton candy. The book seems to have this person named Bob, write a letter to his president. But in doing this, Bob creates many facts that play into present day cable news. For instance, he throws into the letter the “alternative facts” about Russia, and the NRA. However, Bob does not stop there , he writes that his president is illegitimate and narcissistic. The ultimate seems to revolve around a tweet placed by Bob, he says, “ Sir I challenge you to a duel. Tweet me, I dare you.” Sean Penn has even been on CBS Sunday Morning promoting this book. It gives us a view into Sean Penn. It seems that the world, through his eyes, is placed in the character Bob Honey. He makes Bob Honey a celebrity and as such, wants everyone to know how disillusioned he has become with our world. Although it can be seen in the reading of his disillusion, the book doesn’t have a formal plot. Let’s not forget what a unique title Bob Honey Who Just do stuff is.
Bob, our antihero, seems to be unhappy about everything in the the world. He sees the state of the nation and laments about it, he loathes his ex-wife because she is happy and has gotten together with her divorce lawyer. Bob does have his good points in this book too. Some of his adventures began with helping some people after Hurricane Katrina. Bob does not wait for invitations, he just follows his conscience just like Penn. While Penn made Bob Honey un-fun, he did make him speak plain spoken sentences. These cause many traffic jams in language . So many that if they were cars you would hear all of the honks. With reading this book, you come to be in admiration of it. Not because of the writing, but because you yourself survived reading it. However, the books goes on to tell of the election in 2016. Bob comes to feel that because of this election, he has become all four of the Apocalyptic Horsemen. He feels that the only thing that will save us, as a nation, is an assassination. Penn , as the author, offers a theory. Even though it may be late and happens in the end of the book. He is interested in capturing America in , not what it was, but what it has become. This can be seen in the things that Bob Honey points out.