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The B&N Podcast


Apr 11, 2018

The Academy Award-winning actor and director Sean Penn has in his long film career brought to the big screen figures from bestselling books like Mystic River and Into the Wild.  Now, with his debut novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, Penn offers a darkly comic vision of  21st-century America for readers.  When septic tank salesman Bob travels to Iraq in search of Bagdad waste-management business, he's kidnapped and recruited into a bizarre and lethal international scheme.  On this episode of the podcast, Sean Penn sits down in our studio with Bill Goldstein to talk about the making of a book with flavors of Vonnegut, Pynchon, and the high-wire work of David Foster Wallace.