Go the Fuck to Sleep
A Reader's Digest "25 Funniest Books of All Time"
"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this."
--The New Yorker
"A parenting zeitgeist"
"A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep."
--National Public Radio
"A new Bible for
In addition to being Hangover funny, it is also surprisingly ...more
Yeah, good fucking luck on that one.
But this book is so awesome because it's true. I think I've thought almost every word in this book toward my son at some point.
Seriously, boy! Mummy needs her GoodReads time so GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP!!!
I firmly believe that I've just peed my pants! Obviously, guffawing relentlessly at this silly bedtime adult book makes me look like I'm mad as a bag of ferrets!
Apparently, this one was written by a doting, lost, devoted, overwhelmed, and the sleep-deprived parent whose frustration was to put his kiddo to a deep, hypnotic slumber! If you've enjoyed Samuel L. Jackson's hilarious antics and outstanding performance in Kingsman: The Secret Service, then you'd probably adore this book! Read by the ...more
I had a discussion only this week with my husband about why the hell people don’t tell you how evil kids are before you have the little fuckers.
The author of this book needs to write a whole series – I already have book titles prepared:
~ Sit the fuck on the toilet
~ Eat your fucking vegetables
~ Stop bitch slapping your brother
~ Stop screaming before mummy turns fucking cray cray.
And the one I currently need:
~ Get that finger out of your fucking nose
As soon as I saw this, I had to read it. I went straight to Amazon and snatched the kindle edition. The story is hilarious and the illustrations are great. A definite conversation piece.
After buying it, I realized I could've watched it on YouTube for free! And better yet, narrated by one of my favorite actors, Samuel L. Jackson.
I just had to get this audio when I heard that Samuel L. Jackson was the narrator! I just love him! He has a little intro he does in the beginning talking about his kids and his friends kids that was funny as well.
This is a funny ADULT CHILDREN'S BOOK! This is NOT A BOOK TO READ TO YOUR KIDS! Unless you really want to
The book is a very short audio book as you can imagine but it was only $3 and some change on Amazon and hey, it's Samuel reading! I loved it!
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Thanks to Alina for the inspiration to read/listen to this.
Do you know what this reminded me of?
As a child, I was known in my family for my erratic sleeping patterns. I used to silently roam the halls of my house at somewhere around 3 AM like a good old fashioned spirit. Almost gave heart attacks to many poor souls.
Ah, good times.
Now, about this poem.
Imagine that read by Samuel L Jackson!
It's just so awesome!
The first two ...more
And it’s especially funny to me because I don’t have kids. So I’ll be dreaming about all you parents cursing your children as I’m getting a solid 8 to 9 hours of sleep tonight. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ......
If Snakes on a Plane (view spoiler)[I'm tired of these MOTHERFUCKING snakes on this MOTHERFUCKING plane!! (hide spoiler)] and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes had a baby it would be this audio book. It was pure genius to have Samuel L. Jackson narrate. I mean, who's inner Samuel L. Jackson doesn't come out when they are sleep deprived, right?
When I'm sleepy, I'm the nastiest person you would ever have the misfortune of meeting. But somehow fate would have it that I'd be
I think if I had read this on my own... 3 stars maybe. It was cute, kinda witty, but nothing spectacular. But I gave this 5 stars. And called it 'awesome'.
Why? Four words: Samuel L. Motherfucking Jackson.
That's right. Samuel L. Motherfucking Jackson. And for all 6 minutes of this audio, I was enthralled, laughing ...more
I must admit I'm still wondering if I should let my son listen to this little gem or not.
I'm sure he'll love it. And laugh about it. And that would just incite him more instead of helping him fall asleep.
You simply need to listen to Samuel L. Jackson reading this! He does an amazing job.
I knew I was getting an adult book disguised as a kid’s picture book, but I thought it would be heftier—a long prose poem, for instance. But no. Glance at it, and you’re done. How did I know I’d get 14 teensy pages with four lines of poetry on each page? Lower my expectations, I tell myself. Yes, it’s funny, ...more
This is a short and simple book with a few pages of rhymes about a father's desperate attempts to get his child to sleep and all the excuses a child can come up with when it's just not tired.
What really made this perfect was the narration of this audio edition by none other than Samuel L. Jackson (as well as the story he told before narrating it, about his daughter and their code phrase when it was her ...more
It's in the style of a children's book, with pictures that might be appealing to a child (bright colours, exotic animals, etc), and short verses -- and ...more
For a hilarious bedtime story for parents everywhere.
This was absolutely brilliant!!!
Thank you Jennifer for the tip and Adina for the link.
I listened to the audio narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and what can I say?! Hilarious but absolutely honest and real. Brilliant! Or, better said, motherf*cking brilliant!
Let's face it. None of us are angels! I doubt there's any parent in this whole wide world who hasn't been there. Even the most loving parents can ...more
For all you Reading Rainbow fans out there, Levar Burton also nails his narration of this same gem of a bedtime story.
The pictures are beautifully drawn anyway but the rhymes are an absolute scream. Being only an uncle and twice great uncle I do not ever have the horror of children refusing to sleep as I can always hand them back even if i have been the fiend ...more
Mansbach's 2013 novel, Rage is Back, was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and the San Francisco Chronicle and ...more