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Go the Fuck to Sleep - Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortés
Go the Fuck to Sleep
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"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this."--The New Yorker"A parenting zeitgeist"--Washington Post"A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep."--National Public... show more
"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this."--The New Yorker"A parenting zeitgeist"--Washington Post"A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep."--National Public Radio"A new Bible for weary parents"--New York Times"Resonates powerfully with almost everyone"--Boston Globe"Go the F*** to Sleep challenges stereotypes, opens up prototypes, and acknowledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary of ever getting their darling(s) to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own."--Midwest Book ReviewGo the F*** 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. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach's verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity.With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go the F*** to Sleep is beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny--a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, a children's book inspired by Go the F*** to Sleep and appropriate for kids of all ages, is forthcoming from Akashic Books in April 2012 and available NOW for pre-order.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781617750250 (1617750255)
ASIN: 1617750255
Publisher: Akashic Books
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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Bridget Reads
Bridget Reads rated it
2.0 Go The F*ck To Sleep by Adam Mansbach
I guess as a parent, I did understand what it feels like to just think: ugh..I wish this child would just go to sleep!! Even a few swear words along the way in my head or under my breath..But this book, it's opinions...I'm not quite so sure about. Yeah, I know, many may tell me to stop being so sens...
A Constant Reader
A Constant Reader rated it
4.0 Go the Fuck to Sleep
An adult book disguised as a bedtime story for children. It describes in a funny and clever way all the problems parents deal to make their children sleep and its written like a book for little kids.I listened to the audio version read by Samuel L. Jackson and couldn't stop laughing, recommended if ...
Grimlock ♥ Vision
Grimlock ♥ Vision rated it
5.0 LeVar Burton!
I was just made aware that LeVar Burton read this. I was used to Samuel L. Jackson's narration, so unsure how I'd feel about this. (I love Burton, but Jackson nails the narration, so I wasn't sure if this would hold up in comparison.) It does. See it here. Judge for yourself, but for me, th...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it
4.0 “Go the F--k to Sleep!” with Samuel L. Jackson and/or Levar Burton
I actually think my stomach muscles will be sore tomorrow from laughing so hard. So, in summation, listening to Samuel L. Jackson read this is an excellent alternative to going to the gym. For all you Reading Rainbow fans out there, Levar Burton also nails his narration of this same gem of a bedti...
Sad Books Say So Much
Sad Books Say So Much rated it
4.5 Adam Mansbach - pure genius!
Adam Mansbach writes what I (and perhaps he) would describe as "alternative children's books". The man is fucking brilliant. Yes, I said "fucking". If you can't get past the profanity, you are not the target audience for these books. These books are for everyone who has ever loved a child be...
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