Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach

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Go the Fuck 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, it captures the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the Fuck to Sleep is a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.
 

About Adam Mansbach

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Adam Mansbach's novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Believer, Granta, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He was the 2010-2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His daughter, Vivien, is three. Ricardo Cortes has illustrated books about marijuana, electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, and Chinese food. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on the O'Reilly Factor and CNN. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is working on a book about the history of Coca-Cola and cocaine. To see more of his work, visit: Rmcortes.com.
 
Published June 14, 2011 by Akashic Books. 33 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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Like Cee Lo Green, whose “F**k You!” went from obscenity-based soul to squeaky-clean pop, Mansbach and Cortés recast 2011’s Go the F**k to Sleep for wider audiences.

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Publishers Weekly

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I’ll read you one very last book if you swear, you’ll go the f**k to sleep.” With those softly spoken words, unlikely bedtime narrator Samuel L.

Aug 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Go the F**k to Sleep

BC Books

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Placing an expletive in the title of what appears to be a children’s book is a real taboo, but obviously, this is not a children’s book and when you are drowning in a never-ending stream of nursery rhymes in the sugary sweet realm of early parenthood Go the F**k to Sleep is a refreshing shot of r...

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BC Books

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Because if you don’t get those cookies over to your offspring, and that milk, and that water, if you don’t read another book, or tuck their blankets right, or get rid of the monster in the closet, you are risking a minor seizure, or a major fit, with a tiresomely repetitive outcome: the child pea...

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Examiner

Adam Mansbach has created a bedtime story strictly for parents called Go the F**k to Sleep, with illustrations by Ricardo Cortes and publishing by Akashic Books.

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USA Today

Youth: Amid unrest in dystopian Chicago, Tris harbors a secret that may help save those she loves;

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Slate

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The Daily Beast

The Go The F**k to Sleep author returns with Rage Is Back, a new novel about the graffiti culture of New York.

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Pank Magazine

I was never able to admit it to myself, until I read Go the Fuck to Sleep, Adam Mansbach’s latest not-for-kids children’s book that has all of the literary world talking.

Jun 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Go the F**k to Sleep

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