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)
Samuel L. Jackson seals the deal on this book - so funny!
Any parenting book
the entire book was very funny
Samuel L Jackson as the narrator was outstanding - he says what any parent that has tried to put their child to sleep is thinking!
overall just a good book to listen to
Surprisingly entertaining! Finally, a bedtime story for parents who've experienced that special child who just can't call it a day. Witty, sarcastic, and guiltily satisfying for that exasperated inner voice of the exhausted parents' desperate pleas for their children to please, please go the .... to sleep.
Yes, I have recommended this book to my friends. It is amusing and hilarious for parents that have been through trying to get their kids to go to sleep.
I do not care one way or another about the cover illustrations.
I liked his personal experience at the beginning of the book and really like his voice. He makes this audible book what it is.
No, the point is made.
This book is absolutely hysterical! Samuel L. Jackson is the perfect narrator for this charming, funny, sweet, and profanity-laced ode to early parenthood.
I like when Sam reads the passage about
F*cking Go to Sleep?
If you need a good laugh quickly, buy this book!
Joshua D Tackett
Yes, hearing the tone in Jacksons voice brings out the illustration of the crap parents deal with.
I laughed out loud.
I have read the book and I must say hearing Samuel Jackson read it made it all the more entertaining
If you are a parent, this will bring back memories of how you felt...
Avid reader/listener of romance, action, thrillers, and spy novels.
Yes. It's theraputic for parents.
Characterization and inflection of the words. His reading of it is exactly the way that parents sound when we're exhausted and want our kids to SLEEP!
The parents. We all need a night off.
I loved the end with the uneaten popcorn. How many times has that happened? Too many to count.
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