Go the Fuck to Sleepby Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortés Published 14 Jun 2011
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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, 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, he opens up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdities.
With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go the Fuck 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.
"Go the Fuck to Sleep" Reviews
I can't express how much I love this book. My son is currently whining because he's supposed to be napping.
Yeah, good fucking luck on that one.
But this book is so awesome because it's true. I think I've thought almost every word in this book toward my son at some point.
Seriously, boy! Mummy needs her GoodReads time so GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP!!!
I am not one for profanity...but...this book read by Samuel L. Jackson is truly what happens at sleep time! An Adult read!
You can hear this on You Tube narrated by Samuel L. Jackson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb0t9...
If you are looking for a quick laugh (about 5 mins) listen to this book. Samuel Jackson reading this funny adult book. Though, there is a lot of swearing. I heard the audio was great and I had been looking for it. Thanks to Mischenko for pointing out it is available on YouTube:
I just had to get this audio when I heard that Samuel L. Jackson was the narrator! I just love him! He has a little intro he does in the beginning talking about his kids and his friends kids that was funny as well.
This is a funny ADULT CHILDREN'S BOOK! This is NOT A BOOK TO READ TO YOUR KIDS! Unless you really want to ☺
The book is a very short audio book as you can imagine but it was only $3 and some change on Amazon and hey, it's Samuel reading! I loved it! ♥
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So funny! I would probably appreciate the little gem even better if I had a kid. You can hear this on You Tube narrated by Samuel L. Jackson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb0t9...
Thanks to Alina for the inspiration to read/listen to this.
This book so perfectly homes in on the grand canyon sized pit of frustration, weariness, and impotence that every parent carries around inside. It’s that place that is systematically tamped down and compartmentalized to make way for an entirely new kind of person. The kind of person who can dig up the enthusiasm to clap and cheer for your three year old when she shouts “I NEED TO GO POTTY!!” at 2am, even though inside all you can think is, “my god, I am so fucking tired.” The kind of person who spends thirty minutes desperately searching for that one special animal that she can’t possibly go to bed without, but has conveniently stashed behind the bookcase and doesn’t have the ability to recall where she put it. The kind of person who can answer questions like, “What is hair for?” which she just had to know the answer to at 10pm. The kind of person who stupidly begs, “Please, you only need to call me in here if it’s something important, like if you’re sick or hurt,” and then deals with the aftermath of malingering that follows for the next six months.
I guess what I am saying is, sometimes it feels like I have this uber-patient, “mother” persona that’s taking over. I had a nice conversation with the Serbian lifeguard at our community pool yesterday, about how awful the food is in America, and I went away thinking, “What a nice boy. I should make him a loaf of bread,” because apparently every male person who’s even remotely younger than me now belongs in the “child” category. It took a loud mouth obnoxious elderly woman flipping shit about him wearing a speedo to make me realize that I had in fact been speaking to a mostly naked man without batting an eye (which is something that probably would have flustered me ten years ago).
That’s why I love this book – I think that every parent gets to this place where it feels like the normal, adult part of you is disappearing in a flood of Yo Gabba Gabba, diapers, sparkly shoes, playdates, and that book that you just loved the first time but now makes you physically ill on the hundredth re-read. This book gives parents permission to give vent to all of that impotent rage that intensifies until you just want to fall on your knees and beg them to go to bed so that you can have twenty minutes (just twenty minutes!!!) to be a real adult.
I agree that this is one of the best gifts for anyone in your life who’s a new parent. In particular, I’d like to give this book to that person who comes in to your office and says, “Susie slept through the night! She’s only six weeks old!!” with the enthusiasm of the innocent. “That’s great!” you say, patting him sympathetically on the arm. Keep celebrating those “victories” while you still have the heart to…before you realize that it’s actually only just begun.
Pefect Musical Pairing
Barenaked Ladies – Crazy ABC’s
I believe strongly in musical brainwashing for all children. My daughters listen to my music, and I rarely buy anything that’s for kids. Also, I’ve already sacrificed the t.v. to all child friendly programming…you can pry my ipod from my cold, dead hands! That being said, there are a couple of kids’ albums that I actually really like and Barenaked Ladies’ “Snacktime!” is one of them. This song will probably be more likely to confuse a child that’s learning the ABC’s (for example, “J is for jalapeno,” “C is for czar,” and “P is for pneumonia, pterodactyl, and psychosis”) but it’s a highly entertaining listen for parents.