Go the F--ck to Sleep - Adam Mansbach/Samuel L. Jackson

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep.

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. California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s profane, affectionate, and radically honest verses perfectly capture the familiar - and unspoken - tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, he opens up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdity.

Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the F**k to Sleep is a book for parents new, old, and expectant. Due to its explicit language, you probably should not play it for your children.

What can I say? This was utterly hilarious! I don't advocate strong/obscene language or cursing, but I had to review this!

I stumbled on the audiobook version, listened to it, then made my husband listen to it. If you are a parent or have ever had to go through the struggle of getting a young child to bed, you can relate to this story. It is obviously NOT a bed time story for children, but it can be appreciated for this humor. As I listened, I remembered all the times my son did those things (and still does) like getting out of bed because of monsters or a drink, or to go potty, and all the times I have gotten extremely frustrated telling him to go to bed for the ump-teenth time, two hours after I had read him his story and tucked him in.

For those who could use a laugh, I recommend this hilarious, short tale (and truths) of putting a child to bed.

Also, Go the F--ck to Sleep is available as a free audiobook download here. I suggest listening because Mr. Jackson is an excellent narrator for this short story.

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Stacey Watts said...

I love Samuel L. Jackson. I bet this book is awesome. I love these sorts of absurdities. It sounds like a blast to read.

Samantha said...

It really was! I think you would like it. I have been meaning to tell dad about it too. :) Samuel is AWESOME in Pulp Fiction. I absolutely love that movie.

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