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)
It reminded me of when I was a nanny
Not one character stood out
This book caught a lot of flack when it was released. It's not meant to be read to kids, it's a joke for parents. Taken as such, it's worth a few bucks and a few laughs among adults.
You can really hear the readers flustration which makes the audiobook more believeable. Adult listen in my opinion.
Great way to read great books on the go. Love Sci Fi especially Orson Scott Card and Star Wars.
Funniest children's book ever.
Honestly the introduction was the absolute funniest part of the book.
Ummm...he brings his patented coolness.
Yes, and I have multiple times.
Absolutely hysterical! Believe it or not there is some profanity.
Thank god this was book was CHEAP and only 6 minutes long, didn't think I was going to make 6 minutes. Wish I could get a refund!!!!
The cut down on the amount of horrible language in this audio book.
Anger... that I even wasted my money and time with this selection.
Not that I didn't expect a bad word in the book but felt that was too much of the point was to shock the listener. Samuel Jackson as the narrator caught my interest and heard about the book in the media. Enjoyed hearing Samuel Jackson but the book/story was horrible.
Yes, Mr Jackson's interpretation and palpable frustration enhance the text.
Must read for any frustrated parent looking to laugh at the futility of it all.
Yes. Fall down on the floor funny.
Samuel L. Jackson's narration
Pulp Fiction + a children's story = hilarious
Snakes on a Plane for parents
Studying to be a Mechanical Engineer at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Really fun, unless your easily offended, in which case I say grow up or F--k off because I don't really care for the sorts of opinions that demote this brilliant book because it uses dirty language.
But seriously this is a really good and fun story to listen to.
And the fact that it was narrated Samuel L Jackson made it all the more richer.
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