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)
If you have ever spent time trying to get your child to sleep re-reading Goodnight Moon for the 14 millionth time - this book is for you. I originally got it for my daughter because I just knew she would appreciate it, but had to download it to my Kindle because I couldn't miss out on all the fun! How I wish I had been smart enough to come up with this idea instead of just thinking it! This is the perfect book for that new parent of a third child that you just don't know what to get for the baby shower. You will have the hit present of the party, and everyone will get a good laugh. Read this book and laugh along with it.
My husband and I have listened to it almost every night since downloading it. Anyone who has ever had children will appreciate the story.
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.
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