by Adam Mansbach, Samuel L. Jackson (Narrator)
Audio Edition – Read July 5, 2011
Original Release Date: January 1, 2011
Length: 6 minutes
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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This story is just funny, and a lot of parents can relate to the frustration of trying to get your precious little one to just go to sleep. The audio version, read by Samuel L. Jackson who was perfect, gave a little interview prior to the reading. It is definitely not one for the kiddos, but it’s worth a listen/read. My husband and I listened to it (ironically) after we put our son down for bed…the book does ring so true. Anyway, it’s funny, and worth the price to own. I hope you pick it up and enjoy!
My Favorite Quote:
“I know you’re not thirsty. That’s bullshit. Stop lying. Lie the fuck down, my darling, and sleep.”