Go the Fuck to Sleep

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Canongate Books, Jun 16, 2011 - Humor - 32 pages
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Go the Fuck to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes donít always send a toddler sailing off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate and refreshingly honest, it captures the familiar and unspoken tribulations of putting your child to bed for the night. Colourfully illustrated and hilariously funny, this is a breath of fresh air for parents new, old, and expectant*. (*You should probably not read this to your children.)

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Mildly amusing, with somewhat nice art work. - LibraryThing
I think the writing could have been a little sharper. - LibraryThing
For Adam Mansbach it was writing a book. - LibraryThing
The illustrations are darling, as well. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - vnesting - LibraryThing

I love this book from the charmingly honest text, to the beautiful illustrations, to Samual L. Jackson's marvelous reading of it in the audiobook format. It doesn't work as well on my black and white ... Read full review

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User Review  - yougotamber - LibraryThing

I can appreciate the vulgar, poetical writing but it didn't live up to the hype it was getting. The fact that I don't have children might be the reason that I didn't enjoy it as much as everyone else did. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Adam Mansbach's novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the bestselling 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, Poets & Writers, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He is the 2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His daughter, Vivien, is three.Ricardo Cortés has illustrated books about marijuana, electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, and Chinese food. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle and on CNN and FOX News. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is working on a book about the history of coffee, cocaine, and Coca-Cola.

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