Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach & Ricardo Cortés

Go the F**k to Sleep

By Adam Mansbach & Ricardo Cortés

  • Release Date: 2011-06-14
  • Genre: Humour
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 224 Ratings
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Description

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 read it to your children.

“Total genius.” —Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn, father of two

“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*****g 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 it’s 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, 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, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on CNN and FOX News. He lives in Brooklyn, where he is working on a book about the history of coffee, cocaine, and Coca-Cola.

Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By Lodi69
    Read it to my kid every night.
  • Don't see the humor

    2
    By Bebepanda
    Made me feel sorry for the dad. He needs the super nanny! I like the illustration though
  • Funny as hell!

    5
    By Wolfie690
    This book is funny as hell!
  • Wth

    5
    By Annalue 137
    Funniest book ever
  • Funniest book ever

    5
    By The Lost Maverick
    I had tears from laughing throughout this book. A MUST read for everyone, not just parents.
  • Epic

    5
    By DPearce17
    Most brilliant book ever!
  • Funny as hell!

    5
    By Faryad256
    Funny!
  • Ha ha

    5
    By fidgetroom
    Funny and so very true!
  • Bravo for the humorous truth!

    5
    By 2to3to5
    What every parents repeats in their at bed time but will never say. Thank you for giving our frustrations a voice;)
  • Brilliant!!!

    5
    By Lunarr
    Love this book way too much. My husband and I had quite the laugh with this one!

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