Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, with illustrations by Ricardo Cortés, is a children’s book with a simple, enduring message: sometimes Mommy and Daddy want their little buckets of joy to just go the f**k to sleep already. Despite not being available until June 14, the book is number two on the Amazon bestseller list thanks to buzz generated by the unauthorized circulation of a pre-release PDF copy.
Go the Fuck 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, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s verses perfectly capture the familiar–and unspoken–tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity.
via The Bay Citizen