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Go the F**k to Sleep [Hardcover]

Adam Mansbach , Ricardo Cortes
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
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Book Description

16 Jun 2011
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. Profane, affectionate and refreshingly honest, it captures the familiar and unspoken tribulations of putting your child to bed for the night. Colourfully illustrated and hilariously funny, this is a breath of fresh air for parents new, old and expectant*. (*You should probably not read this to your children.)

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd; Main edition (16 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857862650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857862655
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 16.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A gleeful howl of blasphemy.. for the exhausted parent, nudged to the brink of sanity by lack of sleep, Go the Fuck to Sleep is more than a reason to snigger - it's a gesture of compassion. --Daily Telegraph

Hilariously funny, it gets the tone bang on - and it's comforting to know bedtime is a universally fraught experience. --News of the World

About the Author

Adam Mansbach's novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the bestselling 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 Cortes has illustrated books about marijuana, electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, and Chinese food. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle and on CNN and FOX News. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is working on a book about the history of coffee, cocaine, and Coca-Cola.

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122 of 140 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lighten up people 16 Jun 2011
Format:Hardcover
Some people just can't take a joke, it's not really for parents to read to their kids! For anyone who thinks that this is a serious book that actually suggests that parents tell their children to go the f*ck to sleep, then you're an idiot. It's like a joke book, if a stupid manager of a bookshop places it with the other children's book and then is appaulled when a child picks it up, then that's their fault.

It's a funny book, it's the kind of thing new parents might get as a present from a friend as a joke. I actually listened to the audio of it by Samuel L Jackson and it was hilarious, I don't even care that much about it, I just though the rating could do with some balancing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic fun 15 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a fantastically funny book! I bought it as a secret santa present and when I read it not only did i laugh out loud but also related to it too! As you read from start to finish it starts off fairly tame and you feel the frustration build as the book goes on and the tension of the parents builds and the kid will not sleep!! Most parents should empathise with this book in some form!! Funny!
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You know it's true! 18 July 2011
Format:Hardcover
When I first saw this book I laughed out loud! As a new mother of a seven month old, it really rang true... I bought it as a fathers day gift for my husband and I will buy a copy for every person I know who gets pregnant in future (well at least those with a sense of humour anyway!).

Not only is it superbly written, the illustrations are lovely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars may be the wrong kind of humor for me 1 April 2014
By Albert
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I usually like strong language, but this is a bit over the top for me. This certainly is a personal judgement but I had hoped for more subtlety.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very short, a quick giggle! 23 Mar 2014
By Amy
Format:Hardcover
Pricey for the length of the book. Appropriately named, and a quick giggle, but read in 3 minutes. Brought as a present for a very sleep deprived friend and was a bit embarrassed to give it :/
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very funny 3 Jun 2013
By susan
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I thought this would be funny, but I didn't really like the humour. I guess we have a different approach to our baby's cries and long waiting times till he goes to sleep!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not as funny as I had hoped 26 Sep 2012
By Lily32
Format:Hardcover
I was quite disappointed with this book as, after reading previous reviews, I was expecting it to be hilarious. However, although my husband and I did laugh, it was not that good and certainly isn't a book we would want to read over and over again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must for parents. 7 Mar 2012
By Roxanne
Format:Hardcover
Did not have this book to help me when I needed it, but Boy, do I remember. It details, in verse, a parents plea to his young child to 'Go the .... to Sleep'. Do not be put off by the F word in the title. This is a lovely book and the illustrations are absolutely wonderful. However, I would have ended the poem with the parent falling asleep and the child scampering off down the hall rather than continuing on to the parent waking up again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
I already owned a copy that a friend had bought me. Got this for another friend whose child isn't a great sleeper. Twas a huge hit!!!
Published 19 days ago by Nyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
I bought this for my nephew as his new baby was not sleeping and they were
deprived of sleep. This book does make you smile and those with babies or
small children will... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Marilyn Neil
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant if you don't mind a bit of effin and jeffin!
This is a great gift for sleep deprived parents with a sense of humour! I could identify with most of the scenarios!!
Published 24 days ago by Poppy
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good!
Funny book for all sleep deprived parents. Feels like the author has read my mind. The illustrations are beautiful too.
Published 1 month ago by Amy Siton
1.0 out of 5 stars Not offended, but I need more than the f-word to make me laugh
We've all had the frustration of kids who won't go to sleep and can all share many a funny story between parents. Read more
Published 1 month ago by IAN ANDERSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
Great book, It's so funny because it's all so true! It also seems to work. Awesome. Couldn't recommend enough. Great present.
Published 2 months ago by Jon Pimlott
5.0 out of 5 stars Adult bed time reading only!
Adult bed time reading only. True to life, honest but funny as fok. Makes you appreciate your children even more.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all those who have experienced sleepless nights .
Absolutely brilliant.Anyone who has had children will appreciate this.priceless!!you must listen to Samuel L Jackson reading this on You tube.Hilarious!
Published 2 months ago by MR MALCOLM EVANS
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
This book should be given out as you leave the hospital with your newborn. A must for parents of multiples it alows you to have a giggle at what can be the most challenging part of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kezza79
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the kids
So funny, I bought it for our son who has 2 toddlers that still wake every night, I don't normally swear but this book says it all ! Read more
Published 2 months ago by MRS CATHY NEWBY
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