Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach

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.



I have wonderful news for you, darling. A little brother or sister is coming – what fun! As for me, my life's pretty much fucked now. Because two's a million more kids than one.

Fuck, Now There Are Two of You

Adam Mansbach

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

Go the Fuck to Sleep

Adam Mansbach

The sunrise is golden and lovely, The birds chirp and twitter and tweet, You woke me and asked for some breakfast, So why the fuck won’t you eat?

You Have to Fucking Eat

Adam Mansbach

Jennifer Garner reads Go the F*** to Sleep