Praise for the original "Go the F*** to Sleep"
"Incredibly appealing." --National Public Radio
"What makes this latest book seductive is not so much its profanity as its articulation of verboten thoughts . . . letting parents off the hook for their self-recrimination and guilt over bedtime seems the most cathartic tonic." --"New York Times"
"A parenting zeitgeist . . . A phenomenon that has stunned the publishing world and may just redefine the modern 'parenting' market."
"Delightfully obscene." --"Newsweek"
"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this deranged book." --"The New Yorker"
"Perfectly timed, lightly applied touches of profanity are funny. Super funny. It's especially the case when the profanity puts words to common feelings that we aren't really allowed to own up to. Well, in that spirit comes this perfect little picture-book parody." --"Booklist"
"Its simple genius is that it's written in the inner voice of a tired, scrambling parent and in the style of the books they have to read over and over again, which are also driving them slowly insane." --"The Australian"
"Adam Mansbach has taken a bold step in writing a book that totally understands an unspoken part of parenthood."
"I can only wish that this book had been written when I was struggling through sleepless nights and ghastly bedtimes with my little dears! I think that any parent with young children will recognize the tone of voice in which this book is written--recognizing the frantic desperation and ever present guilt suffered by parents . . . "Go the F*** to Sleep" is a refreshing shot of reality." --"BlogCritics.org"
"Anyone who has ever had a newborn, an infant, a baby, a toddler, a preschooler . . . oh, heck, anyone who has ever known a young child will understand the impetus behind Adam Mansbach's runaway best seller and 'children's book for adults.'" --"Shelf Awareness"
""Go the F*** To Sleep" by Adam Mansbach is probably the best children's book since "Goodnight Moon, " and it only gets better when read by Samuel L. Jackson." --"Huffington Post"
"Part of its appeal is the barbed send-up of a normally saccharine genre, but "Go the F*** to Sleep" is not, at base, a parody. It's more like what "Wicked" is to "The Wizard of Oz"--a book that tells a familiar story from the perspective of a previously marginalized character."
--"New York" magazine
"By far the most funny, spot-on, gut-splitting picture book ever written (and that's not hyperbole), "Go the F*** to Sleep" made me laugh so hard I cried-from more than one orifice . . . Author Adam Mansbach is a genius. Why? Because he tells the truth and does it in such a sneaky creep-up-and-bite-you way." --"New York Journal of Books"
"The book's underlying message is that today's parents should cut themselves some slack." --"Ottawa Citizen"
"One book whose buzz began weeks ago and kept rising after its PDFs went viral, the wildly titled "Go the F*** to Sleep" . . . is still going strong. Dave Mallman, a bookseller at the Next Chapter, called it a 'stroke of genius that irreverently expresses the frustrations all parents face when dealing with our beloved but exasperating children.'" --"PW Daily"
"Studies have shown that children's sleeping patterns may dictate their parents' functioning, quality of life and marital happiness. And, given how most parents have to deal with a sleepless kid at some point--an issue for which there seem to be few easy solutions--maybe laughing a little to let off steam isn't a half-bad way to deal." --"Los Angeles Times"show more