Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep.
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. California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s profane, affectionate, and radically honest verses perfectly capture the familiar - and unspoken - tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, he opens up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdity.
Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the F**k to Sleep is a book for parents new, old, and expectant. Due to its explicit language, you probably should not play it for your children.
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©2011 Adam Mansbach. Cover Illustration © 2011 Ricardo Cortes. (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"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 Garcia, author of The Lady Matador's Hotel, mother of one)
"The viral phenomenon comes to audio in this clever adaptation of Mansbach's "children's book for adults." NOT a family-friendly listen, this audio will have you giggling and looking around to see if anyone else heard what just came through the speakers. Samuel L. Jackson, known for his foul-mouthed onscreen characters to begin with, is a perfect choice for such a lovingly irreverent audiobook. The desperation in his voice rises as the child, who is the object of the parental pleading, refuses to cooperate. By the end, both seasoned and expectant parents will be alternating between laughing and cringing at the exasperation in Jackson's tongue-in-cheek narration. The production begins with a casual introduction from Jackson, which appears to act as an apology for what's to come, as if Jackson (and author, producers, etc.) wants to assure the listener not to worry—despite everything, we DO love our children very much. Even when they refuse to go the f--k to sleep." (AudioFile)
Laughed so hard, I peed just a little! I am not a big Samuel L. Jackson fan normally, but he was the perfect person to read this book!
This was too funny from description to the end of the story. I am at a loss for words otherwise. Enjoy, it will be the most amusing 5 minutes of your day.
I remember reading a book called "No Nap Today" and ironically that was the only book that would work for my kids. But before that, I know I felt just like Mr. Jackson sounded as he narrated this book. I don't think I actually said that to my kids, but I sure thought it! It's nice to be able to look back and laugh about it, and miss it all at the same time. Great kids book, that's not for kids!
I have a 4,7 and 9 year old. Right now it is my 4 year old that will not go to sleep. I can picture myself reading to her and thinking exactly what the book says. I have listened to this book many times and laugh just as hard as the first time I heard it. I cannot reccomend this more to a parent that has tried to put a child to sleep.
Audio books have always had the effect of putting me to sleep, so it seems ironic that a bedtime story for adults introduced me to the joy of an audio book for the first time.
Adam Mansbach has written and Ricardo Cortes has beautifully illustrated a wonderful account of a parent attempting to get his toddler to go to sleep. With the incredible talent of Academy Award nominee, Samuel L. Jackson, added what parent or even grandparent hasn’t been reminded of what a failure they are when challenged by a small child. As the saying goes, I laughed ‘til I cried.
It’s no wonder this simple book has become a best-seller but it took a free download from audible.com to get me to pay attention. (By the way, I don’t know about you, but never before have I associated Samuel L. Jackson with a bedtime story!)
This is a great book for itself and Samuel does a excellent bringing it back to life!! I'll recommend this book to anybody that has suffered trying to get a little, pure and innocent kid to go the F**K to sleep!!
I've got a great sense of humor and don't mind a little profanity. However, this was way too over the top and would have been much funnier with a little less of the "F" bomb. I found it full of hostility and demeaning to children. It concerns me that there are so many people who find this incredibly funny or hilarious. Maybe, I'm not just as hip as I need to be. I listened to the recording fully and found little to no humor in it.
A good storybook for parents, but I can't imagine actually reading it to my daughter. A good way to get some laughs and kill a breaktime.
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