HUMOR / Topic / Adult HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family
Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar — and unspoken — tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the F**k to Sleep is a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not play this for your children.
“A children’s book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud—hilarious!”
–David Byrne, musician, father of one
“Finally, someone tells it like it really is. This is no-guilt funny and a godsend!”
–Cristina García, author of The Lady Matador’s Hotel, mother of one
“This is the most honest children’s book ever written. F**king hilarious.”
–A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically, father of three
“Go the F**k to Sleep is the secret anthem of tired parents everywhere.”
–Bliss Broyard, author of One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life, mother of two
“Captures the beautiful struggle of being a parent at its rawest point: bedtime.”
–Daniel Sinker, author of The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel, father of one
Adam Mansbach's novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Believer, Granta, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He is the 2010-2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His daughter, Vivien, is three.
Samuel L. Jackson, who wrote the Foreword, is the award-winning actor who has appeared in more than 100 films, including Pulp Fiction and The Avengers.