- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Akashic Books; 1st edition (June 14, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1617750255
- ISBN-13: 978-1617750250
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 6.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3,587 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adam Mansbach's novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling 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, Granta, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He was the 2010-2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His daughter, Vivien, was his inspiration for Go the F*** to Sleep.
Ricardo Cortes has illustrated books about marijuana (It's Just a Plant), electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, Chinese food, and A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola. 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 the O'Reilly Factor and CNN. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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That being said...This is a totally F-ing amazing book! It's real, overworked, frustrated beyond belief, about to loose your mind at 3am, inner parent monologue. I originally bought it for a friend who was having some serious issues getting her little one to sleep. She called me after one particularly rough night & thanked me profusely for giving her the book. I guess it's nice to know that you're not alone in your child's bedtime struggles. It may not actually be all your fault and you may have a relatively normal child & are not in fact a horrible parent. A little laughter, and vulgar support, can go an awfully long way. I've since given it as a gift many times. I plan on continuing to gift it as long as the people around me continue to not learn from the couple before them and keep having babies. Who then refuse to sleep. And so on & so forth.
*If you haven't already you MUST Google the celebrity reads of this book! Jennifer Garner & Samuel L. Jackson are laugh out loud funny. Samuel L. Jackson should narrate a book for every single stage of life, from being born to the grave. We'd come in & go out laughing! This book is one that will be shared from one exhausted, fed up, delusional, red eyed, sleep deprived parent to another. 'Cause sometimes all you can do is F-ing laugh. At yourself and at each other. Also, the pictures are really beautiful.
I recommend ceasing the reading of this book before age 2 when the parrot stage begins. No one wants the kid that yells the F bomb in the grocery store. This book is best suited for newborn to age 1, when you realize what a wonderful mistake you made by giving up sleep forever. You get angry, you read, you calm down, you laugh, you kiss your baby, and you wait for them to go the ... to sleep, but with a smile.
You can keep it for years to come when you finally understand most of the book to calm your nerves on those rough, sleepless nights.