From the Publisher
"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this." - ''The New Yorker'' "A parenting zeitgeist" - ''Washington Post'' "A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep." - National Public Radio "A new Bible for weary parents" - ''New York Times'' "Resonates powerfully with almost everyone" - ''Boston Globe'' " ''Go the F*** to Sleep'' challenges stereotypes, opens up prototypes, and acknowledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary of ever getting their darling(s) to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own." - '' Midwest Book Review'' ''Go the F*** 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*** 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. ''Seriously, Just Go to Sleep,'' a children''s book inspired by ''Go the F*** to Sleep'' and appropriate for kids of all ages, is forthcoming from Akashic Books in April 2012 and available NOW for pre-order.
About the Author
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 was the 2010-2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His daughter, Vivien, is three. Ricardo Cortes 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, NY, where he is working on a book about the history of Coca-Cola and cocaine. To see more of his work, visit: Rmcortes.com.