REVIEW: Go the Fuck to Sleep (102)


Title: Go the Fuck to Sleep
Author: Adam Mansbach
Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-1617750250


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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.


My daughter Katelyn is 10 months old and does not sleep through the night. In fact, I am quite happy if I only have to get up once or twice a nice at this point in time. When parents complain about having to get up early (as in before 8am) or had to get up in the middle of the night after a long period of having a baby sleep through the night, it irritates me. I have not had a full nights rest in 10 months. TEN MONTHS! So stop your quacking!

go-sleep-coverI miss sleep.

I heard about this book and I just had to read it. I mean I just had to. I needed something to help me laugh over the fact that I have a baby that is not fond of sleeping. Go the Fuck to Sleep was hilarious and it definitely helped me feel a little better about the sleep situation.

I think Go the Fuck to Sleep would be the perfect gift for parents to be who have a little sense of humor. The perfect baby shower gift and “just because” gift for any parent facing a baby who doesn’t believe in sleeping.

  1. Jenny says

    We heard the audio reading of this book last weekend and laughed SO hard. So funny, and definitely something that was easy to relate to as a parent.

  2. Penelope says

    It sounds funny, but if it won’t put my child to sleep, not sure I’d need it, lol. Maybe just for me to laugh.

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