RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Sean Penn, who released his second novel today, appeared at the Women's Club of Ridgewood to discuss it yesterday. His publisher calls the new book, "Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn", an exploration of the "deepest recesses of American politics and culture."

Bookends of Ridgewood sponsored the event.

Penn, 59, is an "American film actor and director known for his versatility and intense performances," according to Britannica.com

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His new novel, “Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn” (Rare Bird Books, 176 pp., $26), is described by the publisher as “part comedy and part thriller.” Penn's first novel was "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff."

According to the publisher, the book “explores the deepest recesses of American politics and culture. Bob Honey, the disillusioned divorcee with a penchant for murder by mallet, weaves his way toward Washington DC for the ultimate showdown with a certain nefarious ‘landlord,’ but nothing is as it seems, and Bob will have more than just the government working against him.”