The “childrens” book I wish I’d written.

Damn it.

This is genius.


The notion of a book which highlights in a funny, forthright manner the trials and tribulations parents often face when challenged with putting their offspring to bed is noble, in and of itself.

Making it a blunt treatis on the topic, and giving it an appropriate title? Grade-A Awesome.

Having none other than Samuel L. Jackson narrate the audio version? FUCKING BRILLIANT.

Why couldn’t I have thought of something like this?

The book is currently available in the following formats — including the aforementioned SamJacksonSpeaks(tm) audio edition — from

Hardcover book
Kindle e-Book
Audible Download audiobook

From the “Editorial Reviews” section on the book’s page:


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 (or read) it for your children.

Go the F**k to Sleep is available free for a limited time. Feel free to share the link to this page with tired parents and other people who could use a good swear and a laugh.


As I write this, the Audible edition is available for free for a limited time. Go get yours while you can!

(Thanks to Fiona on Facebook for the heads-up!)

2 thoughts on “The “childrens” book I wish I’d written.

Lay it on me.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s