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Go the F**k to Sleep

by Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortés (Illustrator)

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Series: Go the Fuck to Sleep (1)

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"[A] bedtime book for parents who live in the real world ... profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar, and unspoken, tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night"--P. [4] of cover.

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I thought the book was funny before, but after hearing Jackson's introduction, and weary parent voice narrating, I nearly fell out of my chair laughing. ( )
  wisemetis | Dec 28, 2022 |
Audiobooks 2016:

I have known about this book for over a year, but then Audible sold me on needing it while it was on an crazy amazing sale, and that the audio was done by Samuel L. Jackson. I did wince at the constant repetition from the title, but i do get that parents get this thread bare about this whole idea and that a lot of them appreciate the book for laughter reasons. ( )
  wanderlustlover | Dec 26, 2022 |

Funny. I'll read this to my kids when (and if) I have them. Yes.
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  womanwoanswers | Dec 23, 2022 |
Audio version was kick-ass! ( )
  Brian-B | Nov 30, 2022 |
The copy I found at the little free library near me is inscribed, "Seriously Theodore, Your parents are exhausted . . . " Yup.

Mostly hilarious, but some of the lackluster rhymes are really pathetic, even for a joke book:

"All the kids from day care are in dreamland.
The froggie has made his last leap.
Hell no, you can't go to the bathroom.
You know where you can go? The fuck to sleep."

If you haven't already, look up Samuel L. Jackson reading this book on YouTube. Without your kids. ( )
  books-n-pickles | Jul 13, 2022 |
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Are our enlightened, engaged, sensitive parenting practices driving a certain segment of the population insane? Is the nice, liberal father who has just this Saturday carted his kids to soccer practice, play dates, piano lessons, made sunflower-butter sandwiches, and read Goodnight Moon three times seething with quiet desperation? The surprise ascendance of Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés' Go the F**k to Sleep on all sorts of best-seller lists eloquently answers that question.
added by atbradley | editSlate, Katie Roiphe (Jun 29, 2011)
Look: I have no problem with this book. It's a funny little lark. But it's simply not worth all this attention...
added by cinaedus | editThe Stranger, Paul Constant (Jun 14, 2011)

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Adam Mansbachprimary authorall editionscalculated
Cortés, RicardoIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Aaf Brandt CorstiusTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jackson, Samuel L.Narratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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for Vivien, without whom none of this would be possible.
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The cats nestle close to their kittens,
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You're cozy and warm in your bed, my dear.
Please go the fuck to sleep.
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(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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"[A] bedtime book for parents who live in the real world ... profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar, and unspoken, tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night"--P. [4] of cover.

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