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Publisher's Summary

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.

Feel free to share the link to this page with tired parents and other people who could use a good swear and a laugh.

©2011 Adam Mansbach. Cover Illustration © 2011 Ricardo Cortes. (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • Tamara
  • Durham, NC, United States
  • 06-21-11

Sheer Joy and Giggles

I can not express to you how this book makes me delightfully pee my pants

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Nancy
  • Westbrook, ME, United States
  • 06-21-11

Where was this 25 years ago?

What a delight! I thought I was the ONLY parent who felt this way....young parents will weep with recognition. Jackson is the perfect narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Cheryl
  • Austell, GA, United States
  • 06-21-11

ROTFLMFAO!

I am still laughing my f*ck*ng ass off! PERFECT NARRATOR FOR THIS WONDERFUL BOOK!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Samuel L. Jackson is amazing!!

What a perfect narrator! I was hysterical from the get-go. I'm going to get this for all my new-parent friends out there!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kimberly
  • Ypsilanti, MI, United States
  • 06-17-11

Perfect Narration.

Samuel L. Jackson is the perfect person for narrating this story that every parent has lived. Definitely worth a listen.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • julius
  • lithonia, GA, United States
  • 06-17-11

funny as hell!!!!!!!

Sam deserves an Oscar for this sh-t because he's being himself. He needs to be on the hollywood walk of fame.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Shawn
  • North Olmsted, OH, United States
  • 06-17-11

Why won't you go the f--k to sleep??

Absolutely hilarious book made even better by Samuel L. Jackson's patient yet frustration-ridden narration. My hat's off to Adam Mansbach for writing one of the funniest bedtime stories.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Emilie
  • madison, WI, United States
  • 06-17-11

ahh parenting

Quite humorous. My heart goes out to all the parents teetering on the edge after many late nights. For those who haven't seen the book yet, the last page is the best! Thanks for offering this free download!

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  • Epiphany
  • Bennington, NE, United States
  • 06-16-11

absolutely awesome

Thanks so much for putting into words, the feeling that I have had for so many years!! I wish I had thought of it first! You rock!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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We've all been there!

This book itself is amusing on its own, but Mr. Jackson's narration takes it to a whole new level. Hilarious! If you have small children you definitely can relate to this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful