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 loved this. I played it for my friends and they all want a copy. The words are rough, but anyone that has ever tried to get a child to go to sleep understands completely.
the main character is the Father, portrayed by Morgan Freeman. He makes it worth listening.
The first few sentences.
Nobody says it ("f--k") like samuel does! Profane, but it took away absolutely nothing from this audiobook.Two thumbs up!
I was a Sci-Fi Geek before Big Bang made it cool. Love Mysteries, Fantasy, Horror, Steampunk, and Mash-ups.
The hear Samuel L Jackson read this is to funny. My wife and I could not stop laughing. As parents we could relate easily.
Samuel L. Jackson
Its hard to seriously rate a book with this title. Samuel L. Jackson obviously adds to the experience. Its hard to say this is a star book, although the guts to write such a book should get serious credit!
You probably shouldnt say it but, if you have kids you have at the very least thought the words, Go the F--k to Sleep. A short and funny story read by an excellent narrator. I would recommend it as a gift for every new parent out there.
it made me laugh for a few days everytime i thought about it
Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.
Watching my teenager laugh like she would have at a normal story ten years ago.
Samuel L. Jackson - sooooooo funny.
Near the end, I don't want to spoil a moment!
The look on my husband's face when he walked in and heard what I was playing for our daughter...priceless.
I even played this at work, parents and non-parents alike LOVED it. Big hit!
Even though I realize it's meant to be humorous with the cursing and all, I would tone down the language just a touch.
I would, because it is a humorous look at parenting.
He brings his unique voice and acting to the story and really communicates the narrator's exasperation with their child.
I'm not sure
The idea is clever, but goes on too long so it stops being funny very quickly.
It reminded me of when I was a nanny
Not one character stood out
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