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Go the F**K to Sleep by Adam Mansbach

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Receiving lots of Internet buzz, especially because the audio is narrated Samuel L. Jackson, Go the F**k to Sleep is a tribute to parents who tuck their kids into bed every night, read them a story, and the kid still won’t go the f**k to sleep.

Although the format looks like a child’s picture book, this is definitely meant for adults. Each page is accompanied by an illustration which is really nothing spectacular. It is the story that will tickle your funny bone.

The parent’s voice soothingly tells the child that the cats are asleep, the seeds in the earth are asleep, and giant pandas are asleep. However, the kids wants water or milk or to go to the bathroom. On each page, you can see the parent’s increasing aggravation as nothing he says puts the child to sleep. When the kid finally falls asleep, the parent inadvertently wakes him up!

Does this little story live up to the hype? Not really, in my opinion, but is worth the 80 seconds it takes to read it on the chance that it will make you smile. I am sure many parents can relate. This is also available as an eBook from MyMediaMall.

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One thought on “Go the F**K to Sleep by Adam Mansbach

  1. Forget the book “Go the F**k to Sleep”, a pathetic, soul-less, allegedly rebel, ‘children’s book’. Don’t waste your hard-earned money, instead read a BANNED book like “America Deceived II” by a real rebel and the “World’s Most Hated Author”, E.A. Blayre III.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:
    http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

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