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)
No- I hated everything about it. I loved my kids, and I thought it was just going to be funny, but it was offensive.
It was free.
Helping raise my granddaughter and bedtime being an on going battle, this story sit right at home.
The Dad's pains of putting the little girl to sleep were so honest.
Laughed out loud at the honesty of the father's feelings.
Not for children but perfect for sleep deprived parents or grandparents!
Definitely! Funny little bedtime story for adults who have ever had children. Or anyone who loves Samuel L. Jackson's voice!
It's one of a kind.
The whole book (story).
The parent, obviously.
Love love love this! Even if you don't have children, this little gem is worth a listen. Samuel L. Jackson as narrator.... need I say more?
Yes. I plan to buy the hard copy, too. Just to have around when I have kids.
The first time he says "Go the f--k to sleep"
I love to read. I love all genres but romance in particular. The hotter and steamy and sexier book is the more I want to read it.
Samuel L Jackson.
I have not listened to him read any books but I love his voice and I think he's hilarious in this book.
This book is hilarious for anyone that has children that won't go to sleep yes it's not one for your children but it's every feeling you have when they won't go to sleep
yep! I can even remember the exact words of S.J!
its a great starter for audiobook listening.
Go dafuck asleep
I would have like a little more plot to the story past the father be pissed off about not going to sleep.
His ability to sound genuinely pissed off at his kid.
Samuel Jackson is what makes this audio book worth getting.
You cant make a pig into a prince.
No content. Didn't make any difference.
I wasted my money.
Just an iambic tetrameter of predictably placed F bombs in mediocre content.
I definately over-expected on this one.
Thankfully short and cheap.
Why is it that I could not get this movie out of my head: Snakes on a Plane? Except the magic S.L. Jackson line was used one time there! I am no prude by any measure -- I spend a small fortune in raucous comedy clubs. But this poem just got tiresome and as such it lost its humor value as it wore on. Sorry. It was neither cute nor funny. This is the only time on audible.com that I felt a tad ripped off even for the modest price.
probably saved it for u-tube
yes and not nearly as enjoyable.
disappointment but not to the point of suicide.
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