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Publisher's Summary

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.
"I was anxious to do the audio read of this book because my agent has twins and he gave me the book and I read it and I fell out laughing. And I remember all those times when I did read to my daughter when she was that age and everybody tells you that reading stories will put kids to sleep, but it never works. It didn’t in my house. Actually if I picked her up and made up a story it worked a lot better. But I did say ‘Go the F--k to Sleep’ to her a lot, and I think at some point she would look at me when I would come into her room, and she would look at me and say ‘Go the F--k to Sleep, Daddy!’. And I would say ‘Yeah, go the f--k to sleep'." - Samuel L Jackson
©2011 Adam Mansbach (P)2011 Audible, Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Total genius." (Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn, father of two)
"I wish this book had been around during my daughter's overly protracted sleep rituals! Finally, someone tells it like it really is. This is no-guilt funny and a godsend!" (Cristina Garcia, author of The Lady Matador's Hotel, mother of one)
"A children's book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud - hilarious!" (David Byrne, musician, father of one)
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By Steve on 05-19-12

Brilliant - can't beat Samuel's narration

I had heard pieces of this and had heard people rave.

It's great - and despite the language my 88 year old mother (who never swears) thought it was very funny too.

SLJ - just has a brilliant voice and carries this off better than every other version I've heard.

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By sue on 05-07-12

do you the F word

i am glad the story wasn't a long one,it did make me laugh in a few places

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By Oliver on 05-31-13

The Ideal Parenting Tool

What did you like most about Go the F--k to Sleep?

I encapsulated exactly what I've always wanted to say to my daughter when want's she asks me to do my Barbie voice at 2am.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Go the F--k to Sleep?

Samuel L. Jackson's performance - sublime.

What about Samuel L. Jackson’s performance did you like?

It's menacing, you can tell he's channeling all his anger and frustration from years of sleepless nights.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I've not sure if 'moved' is the right word, but if this could be used as a parenting aid, it would no doubt bring tears of joy to millions of parents.

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By CA Weir on 06-17-11

F--king loved it

Laugh out loud funny, even though I've not got kids....

Listen with headphones though, certainly not work safe...

And Samuel L Jackson is pure genius. It's like Jules from Pulp Fiction having a hard time with the kids...

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By Michelle on 05-28-16


Great book and even better narration but I think every parent probably thinks their version reading the book sounds most genuine:p

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By Debbie on 01-02-15

Straight to the piont!

I don't think that I am a bad parent, but maybe not a good one either. I too have heard myself say this even though I have tried to keep it together. I feel so much better hearing it from another parent. It was very funny and I actually enjoyed this book/audio as it is every tired parents nightmare when you just want to sit and relax.......and well you know you just can't as your little one just won't go to sleep. Well put Adam Mansbach and excellently read by Samuel L Jackson. Fantastic.

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