Go the F**k to Sleep (Enhanced Edition) - Adam Mansbach & Ricardo Cortés

Go the F**k to Sleep (Enhanced Edition)

Author: Adam Mansbach & Ricardo Cortés

  • Publication Date: 2011-12-06
  • Category: Humor
4 Score: 4
(From 181 Ratings)


Go the F**k 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, it captures the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the F**k to Sleep is a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.

This ebook edition of Go the F**k to Sleep is enhanced with extra content. Read along with award-winning director Werner Herzog and listen to Christopher Walken–style and Al Pacino–style narrations by comedian Misha Goberman. Watch Adam Mansbach, illustrator Ricardo Cortés, and publisher Johnny Temple talk about the genesis of the book and the worldwide fanfare in short videos, go behind the scenes of the launch party at the New York Public Library, and laugh out loud at some of the most viral Go the F**k to Sleep memes.

“Total genius.” —Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn, father of two

“A children’s book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud—hilarious!” —David Byrne, musician, father of one

“Finally, someone tells it like it really is! This is no-guilt funny and a godsend!” —Cristina García, author of The Lady Matador’s Hotel, mother of one

“This is the most honest children’s book ever written. F*****g hilarious.” —A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically, father of three

Go the F**k to Sleep is the secret anthem of tired parents everywhere.” —Bliss Broyard, author of One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life, mother of two

“Captures the beautiful struggle of being a parent at it’s rawest point: bedtime.” —Daniel Sinker, author of The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel, father of one

Adam Mansbach’s novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The Believer, Poets & Writers, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He is the 2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His daughter, Vivien, is three. Ricardo Cortés has illustrated books about marijuana, electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, and Chinese food. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on CNN and FOX News. He lives in Brooklyn, where he is working on a book about the history of coffee, cocaine, and Coca-Cola.


  • Average

    By alterkaos
    Despite all the hype, it's an average work. The subject is so compelling to the audience, hence the success. But the book doesn't nearly cracks it, I expected a lot more, especially for this price.
  • Funnier if you heard the mp3, first

    By cakefordinner
    Now, my review is partly based on the fact that I got the audio book (read by Samuel L. Jackson - free giveaway when the book was first published) first, which is definitely worth 5 stars. The "book" book? Depends on if you've heard the audiobook. The ebook is short, so some may not think it's worth the price, even if the artwork's gorgeous and the story/poem is funny and cute. Since I DID get the audiobook first, I'll give the ebook 4 stars. Otherwise, maybe only 3 because it's not quite as funny. Now, if you're a Puritan, or thought you could read this to children (Are you insane? Did you read the title of the book?), then you might be upset over the language...although, how that's possible, unless you closed your eyes when you clicked "Buy," escapes me. Bottom line is that it's a "cute" book...it's hilarious if you also get the audiobook (highly recommended).