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La Jolla News Nuggets: Sean Penn to read novel in La Jolla and San Diego; Astronaut Sally Ride stamp dedication at UCSD; and more newsworthy items

La Jolla News Nuggets: Sean Penn to read novel in La Jolla and San Diego; Astronaut Sally Ride stamp dedication at UCSD; and more newsworthy items

Sean Penn to read novel at D.G. Wills Books

Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn will read from his first novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave.

“We’re absolutely ecstatic,” said D.G. Wills owner Dennis Wills, who noted that this will probably be the biggest-drawing event in the bookstore’s 27-year history.

“Allen Ginsberg drew 500 people,” Wills said, referring to the late poet’s 1994 reading. “I think we’re going to have that, maybe more, for Sean Penn. We’ll find out and we’re preparing.”

Penn, will read from his novel — which press materials describe as about “a modern American man,...

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