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)
I have 2 children so I could relate to this book
enjoyed the whole book
He brings himself, if you are casting this particular book, he is the guy.
The background music makes it even better.
Yes, and I have listened to it over & over. Very funny!
When Samuel L Jackson gets very frustrated.
The name is fine. I would prefer a name without f--k in it, but someone might misunderstand who the intended audience is.
This story is NOT for kids, just really immature adults like myself.
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
I bought this book in hardcopy because I had heard so many great things about it--and it lived up to the hype. Then, I learned that an audio version of it had been made with none other than Samuel L. Jackson as the narrator, and I had to have it. The story is short and sweet--and I suspect that all parents can relate to it! Having Jackson read it makes it that much better. Highly recommend!!
I picked up this audiobook as a lark, as I saw the YouTube video of a Phillipino grandma reading it for the first time and I thought it was hilarious. Then I saw that Samuel Jackson was going to read it, so I had to get it. Like the Phillipino grandma, it was funny the first time, but gets old fast.
I have listened to it multiple times when I need a laugh, or just to be consoled. At 9:00 I turn into an exhausted witch who just wants her kiddos to Go the F--K to Sleep. Knowing that there are others who can sympathize is comforting. In this case, it's comforting and hilarious.
What a great voice for a comedic touch.
I laugh out loud every time I play it.
Yes, Samuel Jackson does an excellent job bringing the book to life.
The whole book was memorable
There was only one character
The parent because they try everything to get the child to go to sleep but nothing works.
Avid reader.... er listener.
This book is for any parent who has been kept up late on a work day by a little one who will just not go "The F--K To Sleep". And well worth the price for the laugh.
I am 70 yrs old, have raised 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and now have one great-grandchild. This book made me laugh till the tears were running down my cheeks and my sides were hurting. I understand that some folk might object to the language ... I can only hope they might get past their prejudices and enjoy this masterpiece. Think of the author as having an internal dialog.
(Spoiler:) There comes a moment when the child finally goes to sleep, parent sits down to relax and enjoy movie ... with popcorn ... from the microwave ... DING. You guessed it. I play this audio whenever I need a quick laugh. It's on top of my favorites list.
The sheer desperation and annoyance in SLJ's voice is masterful.
I regularly watch my Nephews...Believe me, this book says everything I WISH i could say out loud on occasion.
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