Go the Fuck to Sleep

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Pub Date: 06/14/2011

Pages: 32

Trim: 8 x 6

Publisher: Akashic Books

Imprint: Akashic Books

ISBN 13: 9781617750250

ISBN 10: 1617750255

Price: $14.95 / $16.95 CAN

Category: HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family

Go the Fuck to Sleep

By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortés

Price: $14.95

Format:

Hardcover

About the Book

A Reader's Digest "25 Funniest Books of All Time"

"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 Review

Go 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 also available, as well as Seriously, You Have to Eat for finicky ones everywhere!

About the Book

The #1 New York Times Best Seller--a gift book for parents that will have them laughing even as they cry.

Author

Adam Mansbach's novels include the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005, as well as the novels Rage is Back, The Dead Run, and The End of the Jews. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Believer, Granta, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of the worldwide best sellers Go the F**k to Sleep and You Have to F**king Eat, as well as their children's versions, Seriously, Just Go to Sleep and Seriously, You Have to Eat.

Owen Brozman has illustrated for National Geographic, Time Out New York, Scholastic, Ninja Tune, Definitive Jux Records, and numerous other clients. He is the illustrator of the New York Times best seller You Have to F**king Eat, as well as the children's version, Seriously, You Have to Eat.

Ricardo Cortés is the author and illustrator of Sea Creatures from the Sky, It’s Just a Plant, and A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola. He is also the illustrator of a #1 New York Times best-selling classic for parents about putting their children to bed, as well as the G-rated follow-up, Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and on Rmcortes.com.