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 off to dreamland. Honest, profane, and affectionate, Adam Mansbach’s verses and Ricardo Cortés’ illustrations perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night, and open up a conversation about parenting in the process. Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the F_ck to Sleep is a perfect gift for parents new, old, or expectant.
Written by novelist Adam Mansbach after his own daughter Vivien failed to nod off one night, the book, Go the F_ck to Sleep, combines cutesy rhymes with expletive-ridden pleas. Published by small US press Akashic Books, it was originally due out in October. But after a pirated PDF went viral, striking a chord with exhausted parents and catapulting the 32-page book to the top of Amazon.com’s bestseller chart – ahead of memoirs by Tina Fey and Steven Tyler – it has now been pulled forward to June.