Go the F**k to Sleep Hardcover – Jun 28 2011
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
‘Yes, you’ll read Baloney quickly. But you’re highly unlikely to read it only once.’
– Montreal Gazette
About the Author
Adam Mansbach's novels includeThe End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-sellingAngry Black White Boy, aSan Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in theNew York Times Book Review, theBeliever, Granta, theLos Angeles Times, and many other publications. He was the 2010-2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His daughter, Vivien, was his inspiration forGo the F*** to Sleep.
Ricardo Cortes has illustrated books about marijuana (It's Just a Plant), electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, Chinese food, andA Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola. His work has been featured in theNew York Times, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, theVillage Voice, theSan Francisco Chronicle, and on theO'Reilly Factor and CNN. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
So what is this book all about? Simple. It's about the frustration a parent can feel trying to get their young child (2-6 years or so) to bed. The book is beautifully drawn like a children's book, uses rhymes like a children's book, but drops a frustrated f-bomb on every page. The book rants about having to read one more book, calling nonsense on frequent requests for water, and similar situations (I love the last page!). I think the book is both so funny and so successful because a lot of parents can empathize with the feelings in the book.
Now I should mention that this book isn't for children. It also isn't for parents with children who never had problems going to sleep. Or parents who strongly disapprove of swearing. Or parents who won't like humor. Or parents who had so much free time and/or support that they didn't mind spending hours getting a child to sleep (or maybe getting the nanny to do it). For the rest of parents, as witnessed by the absolutely huge industry in "how to get your child to sleep" books, getting your child to sleep is often a major battle, chore, and/or energy drain.
The tone of the book is hopefully lighthearted enough for no one to confuse it with a parent actually wanting to put down their child or verbally injure/insult them. Rather, it's a reflection of the frustration good parents sometimes feel when their best efforts to get a child to sleep just aren't working. For the tenth night in a row.Read more ›
It's always a great laugh and really is a great book!
I myself do not have children but I still remember whet it was like to be a kid and this book has entertained me to the core.
Most recent customer reviews
Looking forward to a mad call from my sister in law on Christmas morning . What a great , very true story about kids who just wont go the BEEP to Bed ! Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Amazon Customer
One of the funniest books I have ever read. If you have small children in your life you will appreciate this book for sure.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Exactly what was advertised. Perfect gift.
Not appropriate for the kids.
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Humour & Entertainment > Humour > Love, Sex & Marriage
- Books > Humour & Entertainment > Humour > Parenting & Families
- Books > Humour & Entertainment > Humour > Parodies
- Books > Humour & Entertainment > Humour > Satire
- Books > Literature & Fiction > United States > Humour
- Books > Parenting & Relationships > Humour
- Books > Parenting & Relationships > Parenting