Go the F**k to Sleep

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Text Publishing Company, Jul 6, 2011 - Humor - 32 pages
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Go the Fk 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 CortÚs, Go the Fuck 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 cats nestle close to their kittens,
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear.
Please go the fk to sleep.

The windows are dark in the town, child.
The whales huddle down in the deep.
I’ll read you one very last book if you swear
You’ll go the fk to sleep.

The eagles who soar through the sky are at rest
And the creatures who crawl, run, and creep.
I know you’re not thirsty. That’s bullshit. Stop lying.
Lie the fk down, my darling, and sleep.

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User Review  - amyolivia - LibraryThing

Oh. My. Goodness. This is the most hilarious book I have ever read! It's so sweet and so harsh at the same time. It's been one of Amazon's best sellers for several months, and I thought it was all ... Read full review

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User Review  - janine aka J9 aka midnightfaerie - Goodreads

I listened to the version read by Samuel Jackson and believe it's the only version that really does it justice. Yes, offensive, but really funny. Sometimes you have to overlook the offensive and not ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Adam Mansbach’s novels include The End of the Jews (winner of the California Book Award), Angry Black White Boy, Rage is Back and The Dead Run. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Believer, Granta, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications. Mansbach's 2011 picture book Go the Fuck to Sleep was an international bestseller and one of the most talked-about books of the decade. A viral sensation, it has been published in forty languages, and is forthcoming as a feature film from Fox 2000.

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