Apr 28, 2011  •  In Baby, Books, Funny

Go the F**k to Sleep

I first saw this book on Boing Boing two days ago, and while I found it to be hilarious, I hesitated in sharing it here. Because as funny as I — among others — may find this book, I’m sure that there are parents out there who would find it horrifyingly inappropriate.

My dark side won out once again. Go the F**k to Sleep is a supposed-bedtime story book that touts itself as “the most honest children’s book ever written.”

According to its Amazon product page:

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 off to dreamland. Honest, profane, and affectionate, Adam Mansbach’s verses and Ricardo Cortés’ illustrations perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night, and open up a conversation about parenting in the process. Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the Fuck to Sleep is a perfect gift for parents new, old, or expectant. Here is a sample verse:

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 fuck to sleep.

I’m pretty sure that the book is not meant for kids, but more as a means for parents to (jokingly) share with each other a hardship of parenting.

Go the F**k to Sleep is not yet released, but from buzz around the blogosphere, I’m certain that it will be a hit when it hits the shelves.

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7 Responses to “Go the F**k to Sleep”

  1. loooooooooooooooooooooooove it. Are you familiar with the fabulous book “Uncle Shelby’s ABZ’s,” by the fabulous Shel Silverstein?

    If not, you need it. NOW.

  2. Deanna says:

    My mom sent me the link to this book yesterday! Tonight she was telling me all the stories of the things we used to do to get out of going to bed. I have a feeling she will be getting me this book in the future. Hysterical!

  3. Mina says:

    echoes many parents’ sentiments, i’m sure. hilarious.

  4. Ashley says:

    Bahaha. Thanks for sharing this. I think(??) Grayson’s teething too, (but really, I have absolutely no idea), and this er, sentiment, is exactly what I’ve been thinking lately.

  5. That’s brilliant. I have seethed that sentiment many times in G’s 22 months on the earth.

  6. Courtney says:

    This book makes me laugh out loud.

  7. Rosa says:

    Hi! I stumbled upon your blog and I’ve been reading random posts here and there. I want to say…
    – you have super interesting blog posts
    – Claire is so cute!
    – good luck with BebeDeux!
    – you and J are so cute! and J seems like a really good husband!
    – this book sounds really funny
    – you’re not a bad mommy, and I’m sorry you had to go through that breakdown, but you’ll appreciate it even more when Claire gets through her difficult phase!
    – your blog is cute
    – I didnt rush akdphi, but I have a lot of friends who are akdphi sisters!
    – keep up the mommy-ing/blogging/being awesome!!

    <3 Rosa

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