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Go The F**K To Sleep (2011)

by Adam Mansbach(Favorite Author)
4.23 of 5 Votes: 5
0857862650 (ISBN13: 9780857862655)
Canongate Books
review 1: Go The F**k To Sleep is a picture book for adults by American author and parent, Adam Mansbach. It is beautifully illustrated by Ricardo Cortes in the style of a children’s picture book, but its appeal for adults lies in the sentiments so succinctly expressed. Which parent has not experienced the child who just will not go to sleep? Most parents will easily relate to the text, and in their frustrated and sleep-deprived state may well have muttered these exact sentences under their breath. As is obvious from the cover, profanities appear on every page, so readers are adequately warned. This popular book has generated many You Tube clips, and while Noni Hazelhurst does a wonderfully expressive rendering of the verse, the grandmother reading to granddaughter Carrington is p... morearticularly entertaining. Absolutely hilarious.
review 2: Go the F**K to Sleep is the nightly routine that many parents go through, as such I am surprised that this is the first time someone has turned it into satire in this way. The book, designed to mimic a children's story book, is the internal dialogue of an exhausted farther who's daughter just won't sleep.The book had me in stitches from page one, although most of the humour seemed from the 'naughtyness' of the liberal swearing throughout, this is not a high-brow satirical piece but is nevertheless a great read. I especially liked the ending, which happened to my own parents more than once over the years. The illustrations however are generally unappealing and the use of several different children in the illustrations instead of just one is confusing and unnecessary. Amusing as it may be, it is not a work of literary genius with lines such as "How come you can do all this other great s*!t, But you can���t lie the f*@k down and sleep?"Overall, it is an amusing story, which all parents will be able to relate to, and would make a great little gift for new parents. Obviously this is not a children's book and should probably be kept away from little readers due to the language.Go the F**K to Sleep is available from Amazon UK for ��4.54 and from Amazon US for $7.35. There is also a free audio book version available from Audible, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.[An ARC copy was provided by Open Road Media] less
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This was hilarious!!!
Hehehehehe... :)
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