“The windows are dark in the town, child. / The whales huddle down in the deep. / I’ll read you one very last book if you swear / You’ll go the fuck to sleep”
The bestselling gift book for exhausted parents everywhere
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 probably shouldn’t read this to your children.)
Jonathan Lethem, Author Of Motherless Brooklyn, Father Of Two
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“Beautiful, brilliant, funny as fuck. A new Contented Little Baby Book for the discontented parent”
Helen Walsh, Author Of Go To Sleep, Mother Of One
“This is the most honest children’s book ever written. And it’s f*cking hilarious”
A.j. Jacobs, Author Of The Year Of Living Biblically, Father Of Three
“An instantly recognisable and timeless theme tune for bleary-eyed parents everywhere - a hymn to the horrors of bedtime. Beautifully crafted, rhythmical, affectionate, profane and searingly honest, it is very funny.”
“A gleeful howl of blasphemy … for the exhausted parent, nudged to the brink of sanity by lack of sleep, GTFTS is more than a reason to snigger - it’s a gesture of compassion.”
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, was born in 2006.
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, 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.