The #1 New York Times Bestseller: “A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep” (NPR).
“Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The f**k to sleep.”
Go the Fuck to Sleep is a 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.
Read by a host of celebrities, from Samuel L. Jackson to Jennifer Garner, this subversively funny bestselling storybook will not actually put your kids to sleep, but it will leave you laughing so hard you won’t care.
Akashic Books; June 2011
- ISBN: 9781453271025
- Available for download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Go the F**k to Sleep
- Author: Adam Mansbach; Ricardo Cortés (ill.)
Imprint: Akashic Books
In The Press
“If you’ve never heard of [Mansbach’s] books, you must not have an internet connection.” —The ParentNormal
“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. Fucking hilarious.” —A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically, father of three
“Go the Fuck to Sleepis 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
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, 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.
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.