Monday, May 23, 2011

Go the F**k to Sleep

Ever lose your mind trying to get your children to sleep? I’m sure we’ve all been there, done that. Now, there is a humorous new bedtime book on the subject, just for parents. Written by Award-winning author Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortés, the book, “Go the F**k to Sleep” is a radically honest, and relatable “children’s book” for parents who go through the nightly struggle of trying to get their kids to bed. I put “children’s book” in quotation marks, because this is clearly not a book you want to read to your child, however it is written in rhyme, and illustrated with sweet drawings, reminiscent of a typical bedtime book.

Here is just a little taste of what you can expect inside:

The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the f**k to sleep.

The verses perfectly capture the familiar, and often unspoken, tribulations of putting your little one down for the night. At the same time, this book opens up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity.

“Hopefully, the book is very reflective of what we all feel putting our kids to bed,” Mansbach told TODAY Moms. “We all love our kids – it’s not like we stop loving our kids – but as the minutes tick by, we’ll do anything to get out of that room.”

Go the F**ck to Sleep was originally set to be released in October with 10,000 copies, but due to its overwhelming popularity from word-of-mouth and its rise to the top of Amazon’s best seller list through pre-orders, the publishers have rushed it into print. The initial printing numbers have soared to 225,000 copies, all to be released on June 14th, just in time for Father’s Day.

Interested in purchasing this book to ease your bedtime blues with a laugh, or want to give it as gift for a friend? You can pre-order the book now, online at

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