Book cover - Go the F**k to Sleep - Author Adam Mansbach & Ricardo Cortés

Go the F**k to Sleep

Author Adam Mansbach & Ricardo Cortés

  • Release Date: 2011-06-14
  • Genre: Humor
Our score: 4.5
From 1,452 Ratings

Go the F**k to Sleep Summary

Go the F**k 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. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the F**k to Sleep is a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.

“Total genius.” —Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn, father of two

“A children’s book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud—hilarious!” —David Byrne, musician, father of one

“Finally, someone tells it like it really is! This is no-guilt funny and a godsend!” —Cristina García, author of The Lady Matador’s Hotel, mother of one

“This is the most honest children’s book ever written. F*****g hilarious.” —A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically, father of three

Go the F**k to Sleep is the secret anthem of tired parents everywhere.” —Bliss Broyard, author of One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life, mother of two

“Captures the beautiful struggle of being a parent at it’s rawest point: bedtime.” —Daniel Sinker, author of The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel, father of one

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, 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, is three. 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, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on CNN and FOX News. He lives in Brooklyn, where he is working on a book about the history of coffee, cocaine, and Coca-Cola.

Go the F**k to Sleep Review

  • Amazing

    By Ma.delyn
    I read this to my son who was fighting his sleep, my husband was holding him and I was reading. I obviously beeped out the swears but I read him this book and he really fell asleep! We couldn’t believe it, this will be his nighttime book now.
  • 😂😂😂😂

    By egg$
    My kid loves this book.
  • Poetic Genius!

    By Random Generic Nickname #72
    Doctor Seuss + Rated R + the way real world parents REALLY feel = the funniest "children's" book ever!!
  • Awesome sauce 🤓

    By magic cat😻
    I love how when the parent is speaking to his child, he says things like darling and sweetie but then also cusses. Which makes it kind of funny. 🤓
  • Love love love

    By Moe28r
    What every parents feels at times
  • Great book for kids

    By Coolface113
  • Horrible

    By Gwyrick
    Horrible book. Yes times can be trying as a parent but if you think this is funny I would say that it's a reflection of the type of parent you are. To me parenting is something to feel blessed about no matter how hard it gets. Sad to see the NY times has such low standard of ratings.
  • It a funny book

    By grummett
    I love the book a lot. I laughed. I am disappointed some parents want to read this to there little kids. It may look like a children's book but it is not one. Please don't read this to kids this is a adult book not a kids book.
  • Y'all are mean

    By 271818272
    This made my son cry
  • Fantastic.

    By Senior Fantastica
    That was literally the funniest book I've ever read. I cried tears of joy.