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Go the F@#k to Sleep
« on: April 27, 2011, 07:32:58 AM »
Want another bedtime story, sweetie? Here's one: 'Go the F@#k to Sleep'

http://moms.today.com/_news/2011/04/26/6534646-want-another-bedtime-story-sweetie-heres-one-go-the-fk-to-sleep



Most parents can recall a particularly dark and dreadful night when their little one just wouldn’t go to sleep. And most parents have uttered -- in their heads, or under their breath – a frustrated profanity about it. Novelist and dad Adam Mansbach did one better: He wrote a children’s book called "Go the F--- to Sleep."

Here’s a sample:

“The cats nestle close to their kittens.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You're cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the f@#k to sleep.”

Now before you call Child Protective Services, let’s be clear: This book is written and illustrated in the tradition of a child’s bedtime book, but it’s not at all meant for kids.  (It says so on the back cover.) The book, which alternates lilting verse with, well, profane reality, is aimed squarely at parents.

“Hopefully, the book is very reflective of what we all feel putting our kids to bed,” Mansbach told TODAY Moms. “We all love our kids – it’s not like we stop loving our kids – but as the minutes tick by, we’ll do anything to get out of that room.”

Mansbach isn’t just another foul-mouthed, wannabe writer – he’s an acclaimed and accomplished author. He’s a visiting professor of fiction at Rutgers University.

But as any good fiction teacher will tell you, you’ve gotta write what you know. And last summer, Mansbach knew that it was taking for-freaking-ever to get his 2-year-old daughter, Vivien, to go the f@#ck to sleep. He posted an exasperated lament on Facebook, and his friends told him to write a book. So he did.

“Go the F@#k to Sleep” just went to print, so I got a personal, over-the-phone reading from the author. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, capturing perfectly the seemingly endless bedtime routine all parents have endured: the requests for one more story, a glass of water, another bathroom trip, a different teddy bear. It juxtaposes the sweet words we say to our kids on such a night with what we’re really thinking in our heads.

Mansbach hopes people will not only relate to the book, but get some relief from it, too. Despite the “tremendous culture of parenting,” there’s a lot that doesn’t get talked about, he said.

“Hopefully, the honesty of this book will open up the conversation. These are legitimate ways that we feel, and we should laugh about it, and be honest about these tribulations.”

These days, Mansbach’s daughter is a pretty darned good sleeper. “I would like to think that writing this book solved her sleep problems,” he said with a laugh.

“Go the F@#k to Sleep,” from Akashic Books, comes out on Oct. 11. It’s already in the top 300 on Amazon.
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Re: Go the F@#k to Sleep
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 07:39:12 AM »
I hope this leads to a series of books, like "Get the F@#k dressed", "Eat your F@#king dinner" and "No, we're not F@#king there yet!"


 

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Re: Go the F@#k to Sleep
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 08:03:47 AM »
LOL    I'm sure he will make a series out of it, because I'm sure it will sell like hotcakes.   

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Re: Go the F@#k to Sleep
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 11:27:24 AM »
I hope this leads to a series of books, like "Get the F@#k dressed", "Eat your F@#king dinner" and "No, we're not F@#king there yet!"
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Re: Go the F@#k to Sleep
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 01:33:32 PM »
Reminds me of the lullabies Conan O'Brien used to sing during his show.


Little Baby
Go to sleep
Fall into
a slumber Deep
Let me sing
this gentle song
you won't be
awake for long
for long, for long

It's a funny, thing you know
your conprehension's
very low
it doesn't matter
what I say
as long as it's
this gentle way
this way, this way

Hotel fires, exploding cabs
Michael Jackson
is a dad
Dirty bombs, bloody nose
Im not wearing any clothes
no clothes , no clothes

Now Im sure your fast
asleep
Dreaming dreams of lambs
and sheep
David Duchovny will
be out next
Mom and Dad now go have sex
and watch me, watch me
 

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Re: Go the F@#k to Sleep
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 12:49:42 PM »
This book hit the news recently as there is an audiobook version with Samuel L. Jackson doing the narration.  There are some clips floating around You Tube....

<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CFuyE_VBeO8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Go the F**k to Sleep - read by Samuel L. Jackson


the links may or may not work...  not sure how to do it right...

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Re: Go the F@#k to Sleep
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 01:05:23 PM »
they could not have found a better narrator, and it speaks so many truths for what my kids try to do.  I wonder if i should read it to them.    :laugh2:    j/k

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Re: Go the F@#k to Sleep
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 01:42:34 PM »
it's perfect!



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Re: Go the F@#k to Sleep
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 02:02:57 PM »
Who else could have done it so well?   :laugh2:
 

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Re: Go the F@#k to Sleep
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 10:20:26 PM »
I watched the video last night with my wife. We were both laughing our aces off! haha.

 



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