Go The F**K To Sleep, by Adam Mansbach; Illustrated by, Richard Cortes – Book Review

Billed as a bedtime story for parents, Go The F**K To Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Richard Cortès is the battle cry, albeit it one silently voiced, of anyone- parents, babysitter, innocent bystander who just want a little peace/quiet/good night’s sleep from an active toddler or rambunctious baby.

It is HILARIOUS. And dude, if you get the audiobook, it’s read by none other than Samuel L. Jackson. Oh, for real? For real.

Clearly, my work here is done. There is profanity, and this is not a children’s books. Highly recommended.

Go The F**k to Sleep is available in hardcover on Amazon & Powells and as an audiobook from Audible.

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  1. I felt so lucky to catch the video of Jackson reading before audible took it down. I love this book and the illustrations, and I think that if your kid is too young to read, you could read it to him or her with a little word substitution! :–)

  2. I downloaded the audio version the day it came out and listened with my husband. We loved it! Then I took it over to a friend’s party and had them all listen to it as well. She posted it on Facebook and shared it with all her friends, so I would say that I have done my part to spread the word about this little piece of awesomeness as well!

  3. I saw the video of Jackson reading the book too. Absolutely hilarious! As a parent of children who (long ago) didn’t care to go to sleep when fun might be had, I can relate to the sentiment of this story. I laughed so hard at Samuel L. Jackson’s reading.

  4. My best friend had her third baby two weeks ago and her other two kids are only two and three, so I knew she and her husband would appreciate this book. They laughed their asses off when I gave it to them!

  5. Oh, I wish I had seen the video! I did listen to the audio, but once was enough for me. Now that we’re past those days (most days, anyway!), I don’t want to relive them 🙂

  6. I loved, loved, loved this audiobook. There are those would do not appreciate, but I’ve found their children are still very young. I’m past the “my baby is an angel” stage, though. Listening made me extremely happy. 🙂

  7. Did you read Katie Roiphe’s persnickety article about this book and the thwarted miserable parents it represents? Katie Roiphe did not appear to think much of it. But it made me laugh like crazy. 🙂

    1. No, I missed it. I am sure most must feel this way from time to time. I’m not sure why we fail at seeing good parents as human and as having feelings and emotions that are less than saintly about their children. Someone find me a parent anywhere, who in any language hasn’t thought this with respect to their child. Is it even possible?