Samuel L. Jackson WAY overdid it. He needs to look up subtle in the dictionary . I would have rather a computer-generated voice done the reading.
Stay at home mom
Would have been more funny if he wasn't actually reading the book to his daughter... Yikes... I could only listen to the first couple minutes and that was that. A bit harsh for my liking but others may love.
As the parent of a 5-yr-old and a 2-yr-old, I was mildly amused when I read the pdf version of this book online. The content was refreshingly honest and distinctly familiar. However, hearing it read by Samuel L. Jackson elevated the book to near perfection -- it doesn't get any better than this! Share it with every Pulp Fiction-loving parent you know.
For anyone who truly has openly wept trying to get a child to sleep.
For anyone who has tip-toed away from a crib without breathing.
For anyone who has been asked to read one too many stories.
"Go the F*ck to Sleep" will make it possible to actually laugh at
all those nights you read (insert book of the moment here) eight
times in a vain attempt to get a child to just effing sleep already.
This book is funny for all people who have dealt with children and bed time or nap time. Samuel Jackson is the perfect voice for this reading. If you have dealt with kids, want to deal with kids, or know someone who have dealt with kids, thisbook is guarentted to make you laugh.
When I was twelve, and babysitting lil' spoiled, horrible spawn, all I had to do was blurt out those words? Serious? Well, F**K ME! - Babysitting (in 70's) for .50/cent an hour for dealing with little "EFFING SH**HEADS? I'd be bloody RICH right now!
I'm so gonna open a Day Care when I retire. They WILL LISTEN. They'll get feed, water, a pen to play in. OH...wait. Sorry that's doggie rescue. (After thought) - Eh, it works. I have pooper scoopers, too...
Hmm. I tried to like this. Wanted to, in fact. Maybe it was my mood or frame of mind at the time, but I tried to listen to it twice. It just wasn't funny. And I even have kids, so I understand the limits you can reach when your kids won't go to sleep. Not a winner for me.
This is what bedtime in a real household sounds like! Anyone who has kids, knows a kid, or just has nightmares about what it would be like to have a child knows that this book is about as real as it gets. Loved it! I recommended it to all my friends.