Go the F**k to Sleep

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Text Publishing Company, Jul 11, 2011 - Humor - 32 pages
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, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach's verses perfectly capture the familiar-and unspoken-tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity.

With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go the F**k to Sleep is beautiful, subversive and pants-wettingly funny-a book for parents new, old and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.

'The language? WTF! This hilarious, politically incorrect book is totally correct about the feelings of sleepless, brain-dead parents.' Mem Fox

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• The book 'Go Fuck to Sleep' by Adam Mansbach is unethical and morally damaging. Although it is designed as an adult read, the kids may gain access to it, because the book’s front cover and inside pages are endowed with the children's illustrations, bright colours and cartoons drawings. I question, why the author used children’s designs to promote an adult read. And what is most alarming is that the children’s version Seriously, 'Just Go to Sleep', front cover and inside pages are almost identical to adult’s version 'Go Fuck to Sleep'. If left unattended on bookshelf, either at home or the library, the children will gain an access to it thinking is their book. This is how the forces of evil lurk on our kids, subtly but powerfully ingraining a seed of degradation to our Western Christian society. If exposed to it, children will take it personal and feel inadequate, unloved, unworthy. Who can blame kids when they do the same, lie and swear and when the trust is lost, their innocence and potential harmed? Who can retrieve it? It is pure abuse. ‘Subduing parent’s to vent out their frustration by phrases endings such as ‘Go Fuck to sleep …or ‘who the fuck cares’ or ‘fuck you stuff bear’ or ‘stop fucking with me’ or shut the fuck up and sleep’ and more. If kids find out will end up more vulnerable, thus giving power to evil to mushroom into their innocent world, and hearts. This is not a humour, but perverted world, deliberately schemed to harm parents and their kids, and under perverted mind there is lots of violence. (Bible) Parents are encouraged to consume this book and become perverted. Kids can sense what their parents think. And who will take responsibility for the damage done ... everything reduced to mere profit. An adults encouraged to act immature, irresponsible. We have to be sensitive to these issues. Obviously we understand all frustrated parents but if parents act irresponsible how kids can end up responsible. The review states that ‘You probably should not read it to your children. So, in other words they giving parents an option to choose whether they want to read or not to their children. 

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Yeah its funny. I didn't laugh out loud and quite honestly I just want my $4.71 back.

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About the author (2011)

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 2010–11 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University, New Jersey. His daughter, Vivien, is three.Ricardo CortÚs 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 ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ and CNN. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is working on a book about the history of Coca-Cola and cocaine.

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