Go de Rass to Sleep
A Jamaican patois translation of the New York Times, Amazon.com, and Wall Street Journal number one best seller and worldwide phenomenon.
What people are saying…
Named one of the 20 Greatest New Father’s Day Gifts by Advocate.com!
“No matter what the country or the language, parents all over the world—loving, frustrated, exhausted parents—know what Adam Mansbach means. Since 2011, his comically obscene picture book has sold more than 1.5 million copies in dozens of languages from Afrikaans to Japanese to Nynorsk. And later this year, his little book will venture into new territory with a Jamaican patois translation: ‘Go de R–s to Sleep.'”
—The Washington Post/Style Blog
“This version of Adam Mansbach’s profane, affectionate, and radically honest book will remind whole new audiences about the absurdities of parenting. Just don’t read it to the kids.”
—Advocate.com, The 20 Greatest New Father’s Day Gifts
Praise for Go the Fuck to Sleep:
“A new Bible for weary parents.”
—New York Times
“A parenting zeitgeist . . . A phenomenon that has stunned the publishing world and may just redefine the modern ‘parenting’ market.”
“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 best-selling Go the F*** to Sleep has been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Now it is finally translated for Jamaican and other Caribbean parents of the world.
Go de Rass 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 Cortés, Go de Rass 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.
Click here to purchase the Go de Rass to Sleep audiobook, read by reggae superstar Shaggy. Listen to an excerpt below:
Read a feature on Go de Rass to Sleep at Publishing Perspectives here; read a feature and excerpt at SF Gate’s Bookmarks blog here; read a feature on Shaggy’s recording of the audiobook at Mediabistro/Galleycat here.
See below for a sample image from Go de Rass to Sleep:
- Subjects: Caribbean Interest, Gift Books, Music/Popular Culture/Art
- Tags: Adam Mansbach, Go de Rass to Sleep, Jamaica, Kellie Magnus, Kwame Dawes, patois, Ricardo Cortés, Seriously Just Go to Sleep
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