Go The Fuck To Sleep

Text byAdam Mansbach IllustratorRicardo Cortes

June 24, 2011|
Go The Fuck To Sleep by Adam Mansbach
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AReader's Digest "25 Funniest Books of All Time"

"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

"This children's book parody earns its place on the list by being a much-needed bit of catharsis that every parent needs."
--Fatherly, one of the 10 Best Parenting Books of the Decade

"Go the F**k 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**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.

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Adam Mansbach's novels includeThe End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-sellingAngry Black White Boy, aSan Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in theNew York Times Book Review, theBeliever, Granta, theLos Angeles Times, and many other publications. He was the 2010-201...
Title:Go The Fuck To Sleep
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:32 pages, 6.25 X 8.25 X 0.36 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 6.25 X 8.25 X 0.36 in
Published:June 24, 2011
Publisher:Akashic Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781617750250

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