If I was a parent, I would say that I love this book. However, I’ll just take the word of the writer of this new wonderful and delightful book. Novelist and father Adam Mansbach wrote “Go the Fuck To Sleep” after a night when his daughter Vivien failed to fall asleep. With other books like memoirs by Tina Fey and Steven Tyler, Mansbach still managed to soar to the top of Amazon’s bestseller chart and it’s still a month before publication. The book was originally set to be released in October but after a pirated version went viral and those exhausted parents speed searched for a reliever, the book has now been pulled forward to June. Father and editor Francis Bickmore says, “For me and many parents the Gina Ford sleep routine never quite worked. Bedtimes are precious but occasionally precarious times and I wish someone had given me this hilarious book sooner. It’s an essential gift for any parent you know who live in the real world.” Below are a two excerpts from the 32-page book that parents are laughing with exhaustion at.
“The eagles who soar through the sky are at rest / And the creatures who crawl, run and creep. / I know you’re not thirsty. That’s bullshit. Stop lying. / Lie the fuck down, my darling, and sleep,” Mansbach writes in the book, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes. “The cubs and the lions are snoring,/ Wrapped in a big snuggly heap. / How come you can do all this other great shit / But you can’t lie the fuck down and sleep?”