Actress-turned liberal activist Sarah Silverman might be the only person on the face of the earth excited about Sean Penn’s new political commentary novel.
Many wonderful American people in pain and rage elected you. Many Russians did too. Your position is an asterisk accepted as literally as your alternative facts.
‘Though the office will remain real, you never were nor will be. A million women so dwarfed your penis-edency on the streets of Washington and around the world on the day of your piddly inauguration – unprecedented (spelling ok?).
Later, the book calls for an assassination of the president, who many speculate is almost certainly modeled after our current Commander In Chief:
You are not simply a president of impeachment, you are a man in need of an intervention. We are not simply a people in need of an intervention, we are a nation in need of an assassin. I am God’s squared-away man.
I am Bob Honey. That’s who I am. Sir, I challenge you to a duel. Tweet me, b****. I dare you.
And while the book has irked a considerable lot of critics, there’s one social commentator who’s eager to fawn over Penn’s writing.
In a recent blurb, Silverman calls the novel “a straight-up masterwork, more relevant to this very moment than anything I’ve seen … Whether it’s your cuppa tea is something I cannot know. But sweet Jesus it was mine.”
Just for quick reference, other critics have called the book “repellant,” “stupid,” “frustrating,” and the “worst writing I’ve seen in a while.” Even a Huffington Post critic called it “reminiscent of a fever dream, I mean that it’s nonsensical, unpleasant and left me sweaty with mingled horror and confusion.”
It seems like Sarah Silverman might have let her emotional side get the best of her this time. But you probably could have predicted that one.
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