Children love repetition.
And there’s nothing they enjoy more than listening to the same story again and again and again. Once in a great while that story will have a lesson, something that the child can’t help but pick up and absorb after the sheer amount of frequency.
Such is the wonderful book, Go The Fuck To Sleep.
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.
With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go the Fuck to Sleep is beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny–a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.
But you know what makes this premise even better? An audio version.
The challenge is there anyone who could possibly capture the tone of the tale?
I say yes.
After the jump listen to Samuel L. Jackson’s reading of Go The Fuck To Sleep and find out how you can download it for free for a limited time.
Currently, Audible is offering a free download of the big so you can listen to Sam Jackson every night before turning in.