“A parenting zeitgeist”
“A hilarious tackle that age-old problem: receiving the beloved child to visit to sleep.”
–National Public Radio
“A new Bible for weary parents”
–New York Times
“Resonates powerfully with almost everyone”
“Go the F*** to Sleep challenges stereotypes, uncovers prototypes, and acknowledges that shared feeling of failure that comes to every one parents who weary of ever getting their darling(s) to fall asleep and briefly resuming the illusion of any life of his or her.”
–Midwest Book Review
Go the F*** to Sleep is really a bedtime book for moms and dads who live in actuality, in which a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send your child sailing blissfully 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 that night. In the process, they start a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity.
With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go the F*** to Sleep is beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny–a book for mothers and fathers new, old, and expectant. You probably must not read it for your children.
Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, a children’s book inspired by Go the F*** to Sleep and befitting kids of nearly every age, is forthcoming from Akashic Books in April 2012 and available NOW for pre-order