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Before I heard Samuel L. Jackson read this post-modern self-help book in his deep, authoritative, GOD-like voice, I had: restless leg syndrome, sleep apnoea, delayed sleep phase syndrome, parasomnias, night terrors, nocturia, caffeine induced insomnia and somniphobia. After listening to this self-help book, I turned over, told my leg to "chill out motherf--ker" and went the f--k to sleep.
Short, Simple, No Spoilers
Any parent with a shred of a sense of humor will find this book to be a veritable hoot. Being narrated by Sam Jackson; priceless.
I don't think there could be a better narrator for this book, and Samuel L. Jackson does an excellent job!
I always knew about Audible and thought "someday I would get an account". The idea of this book read by this narrator pushed me over the edge. And it was everything I had expected.
Jackson's exasperated style expressing Mansbach's frustration could not more perfectly, or more humorously, capture that delicate, priceless moment in a parent's life when one fully grasps the phrase "parental responsibility".
OMG. My son is 23 now, and I just played this for him ... can't wait until he has one of his own! I just about wet myself when Samuel got to the movie & popcorn bit ... can't believe how many times that actually happened. And, admit it or not, this is EXACTLY what goes thru your head while you're reading (and reading, and reading, and reading...) your child -- the f@%k to sleep. Couldn't have chosen better than Samuel Jackson! (Love you Sam!)This if f%$king BEAUTIFUL!
This. Is. Hilarious. Mr. Mansbach nailed it right on the head with this book. I bought it and I don't even have kids, it's that good.
I've heard that humor comes from a place of truth. The closer it is to the truth, the funnier it is. This is hilarious! It accurately reflects the pains of putting a child down to bed who isn't sleepy. Mr. Jackson's rendition of a parent's desperation at bedtime left me giggling throughout.
This is hysterical and what a perfect narrator SLJ is! My child is just about one, but this story lets me know what I am in for once he starts talking!
Master of Random Skills
The only thing that could make this awesome book better would be a great narration. Samuel L Jackson delivers in spades.