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Go the F--k to Sleep Audiobook

Go the F--k to Sleep

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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.

What the Critics Say

"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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    "Spoken Word Grammy material. No joke!"
    If you could sum up Go the F--k to Sleep in three words, what would they be?

    Kids need truth!


    What other book might you compare Go the F--k to Sleep to and why?

    Maybe Go the F--k to Work. Haven't experienced it yet, but surely it's on the same track...


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the narrator read the stressed out parent pieces.


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    jason 12-09-12
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    "Oh, what a cute book!"

    buy it. it's cute, it's funny, and you will play it to your friends who have little kids.

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    Artemis 12-02-12
    Artemis 12-02-12
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    "Hilarious"

    So worth the listen. Samuel Jackson is absolutely hilarious. Anyone with young children in their family can relate.

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    Emma Taylor Waynesboro, VA, US 11-30-12
    Emma Taylor Waynesboro, VA, US 11-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    Would you listen to Go the F--k to Sleep again? Why?

    This book while short is well worth downloading. It has got to be one of the funniest "children's" book I have ever read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Go the F--k to Sleep?

    Jackson is fantastic!


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    Jessica Near Austin, TX U.S. 11-29-12
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    "A great laugh for any parent"
    Have you listened to any of Samuel L. Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    True to his vocal style, with an edge that clearly isn't acting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Truly not “kid appropriate”, but entirely parent approved! This is the perfect book for every parent who has wondered why, oh why, doesn't the bedtime routine work? Or tried to get a romantic moment with their partner only to hear the not so joyful pitter-patter of little feet.

    Mr. Jackson does a brilliant job reading the story. The slow ramp-up of frustration is at once painfully familiar and wonderfully amusing.

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    Pink lady 11-15-12
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    "But get the book, too."
    If you could sum up Go the F--k to Sleep in three words, what would they be?

    Oh so true.


    What other book might you compare Go the F--k to Sleep to and why?

    I know of no others.


    Which scene was your favorite?

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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    Any additional comments?

    So fun to hear this read, but you must get the printed copy if you loved the reading.

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    Tracy Northern Virginia 11-13-12
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    "Parents, let Samuel Jackson read YOU a story!"

    Told in the tradition of a lovely bedtime read for kids...sort of...but don't let your kids listen in! Unless, of course, they're adults and have kids of their own. Samuel L. Jackson is the perfect narrator for this short spoof on a kid's picture book. Any parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc., who is familiar with the bedtime routine of "I want a drink of water!" "I can't sleep!" will appreciate this drily witty, if explicit, audio book version of a picture book for grownups.

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    Troy 10-16-12
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    "Sam Jackson Strikes Again!"

    Ever wonder what it's like to be a kid in Samuel L. Jackson's house? I imagine it's something like this. This is just drop-dead funny for the simplest of reasons: we've all been there.

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    Diana 10-14-12
    Diana 10-14-12
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    "My "GO TO" on a bad day"
    What did you love best about Go the F--k to Sleep?

    Samuel L Jackson


    What did you like best about this story?

    the expression of just pure desperation of trying to get a small child to just lay down and go to sleep


    What about Samuel L. Jackson’s performance did you like?

    Samuel L Jackson has one of those voices that just emotes whatever he is saying, you don't even need to see his face to feel the emotion


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The eternal conflict of parent and child


    Any additional comments?

    This is on my iPod and my iPad, I carry it with me always. If I am having a bad day, I can take a few minutes listen to this and have no choice but to laugh and remember there are much more frustrating things than what I am dealing with at the time. Love it!!!

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    Teresa 10-11-12
    Teresa 10-11-12
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    "So funny!!!"
    Where does Go the F--k to Sleep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    When I need a good laugh, I listen to this. It is short and a nice break from a stressful situation.


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