Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Sean Penn Launches Novel on Colbert on Ambien, Smoking: Book Not Selling, Reviews are Not Great


Sean Penn does a lot of things very well: act, direct, help Haiti. But writing fiction may not fall in that category. He launched his first novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” on Colbert last night. He told the host he was still feeling the Ambien he’d taken on his overnight flight, and then he started smoking. Penn was pretty cogent, however (he’s very articulate). Alas, Colbert didn’t seem to care much for the book. Reviews are coming in now and they’re not too good. Neither are sales. “Bob Honey” is at number 174 on amazon. Maybe people will buy it as a collector’s item. Too bad Sean didn’t write a serious novel about his work in Haiti, etc. Now that this is out of his system, that would be an interesting real second novel.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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