Ian Says: Every Parent Should Read This Hilarious R-Rated Kids' Book!

Thu, April 28, 2011 1:20pm EDT by Add first Comment

It’s definitely NOT child-friendly, but every mom and dad should read Go The F*** To Sleep — the ridiculously naughty creation of sleep-deprived father-of-one Adam Mansbach.

At first glance, author Adam Mansbach‘s new book looks like any kiddie creation — until you realize it’s filled with curse words!

Adam, 34, came up with the idea after ranting on Facebook about his difficulties getting his now-three-year-old daughter Vivien to sleep.

His friends suggested he share his frustrations with a wider audience, so he got to work on a kids book that’s just for parents!

Each page contains a four-line poem and covers every possible excuse a child could use to try and avoid going to sleep — ending with the line “Please go the f*** to sleep”.

Here’s an excerpt:

The cats nestle close to their kittens.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the f**k to sleep

Adam’s book doesn’t go on sale til October, but it’s already in the Amazon.com top 300 — and he’s been bombarded with enthusiastic feedback from other frustrated moms and dads!

“I’ve been really amazed and gratified by the response,” he says. “Obviously, this has hit a nerve; I knew it was funny when I wrote it, and it seemed like a universal sentiment, but it’s been crazy to watch it take off.

“Hopefully, the book is very reflective of what we all feel putting our kids to bed. We all love our kids — it’s not like we stop loving our kids — but as the minutes tick by, we’ll do anything to get out of that room.”

I’m a new dad, and judging by the bags under my eyes, I’m going to be using this book…. a lot!

— Ian Garland


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