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Go de Rass to Sleep

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A Jamaican patois translation of the New York Times, Amazon.com, and Wall Street Journal number one best seller and worldwide phenomenon.

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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

“Incredibly appealing.”
NPR

“A parenting zeitgeist . . . A phenomenon that has stunned the publishing world and may just redefine the modern ‘parenting’ market.”
Washington Post

“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.”
New Yorker


Description

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:

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Listen to the Comic News Insider podcast mention Go de Rass to Sleep as a top pick.

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.

Check out these interviews with Adam Mansbach at Time Out New York Kids and LargeUp.com.

See below for a sample image from Go de Rass to Sleep:

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Book Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Published: 6/3/14
  • IBSN: 9781617752742
  • e-IBSN: 9781617752827

Authors

ADAM MANSBACH is a novelist, screenwriter, humorist, and cultural critic (in addition to having built an obscene fake children’s book empire with Go the Fuck to Sleep and You Have to Fucking Eat). His books include Rage Is Back, the California Book Award–winning The End of the Jews, and the best sellers Angry Black White Boy and For This We Left Egypt?, cowritten with Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. Mansbach was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his screenplay for the Netflix Original Barry, and is currently adapting his middle-grade novel Jake the Fake Keeps It Real for the Disney Channel. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and on National Public Radio’s This American Life, the Moth, and All Things Considered. Fuck, Now There Are Two of You is his latest book.

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RICARDO CORTÉS is the author and illustrator of Sea Creatures from the Sky, It’s Just a Plant, and A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola. He is also the illustrator of a #1 New York Times best-selling classic for parents about putting their children to bed, as well as the G-rated follow-up, Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and on rmcortes.com. His latest work is Party: A Mystery.

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KWAME DAWES’s debut novel She’s Gone (Akashic) was the winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award (Debut Fiction). He is the author of twenty-one books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. In 2016, his book Speak from Here to There, a cowritten collection of verse with Australian poet John Kinsella, was released along with When the Rewards Can Be So Great: Essays on Writing and the Writing Life, which Dawes edited. His most recent collection, City of Bones: A Testament, was published in 2017. His awards include the Forward Poetry Prize, the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, the Musgrave Silver Medal, several Pushcart Prizes, the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, and an Emmy Award. He is Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and is Chancellor Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. Dawes serves as the associate poetry editor for Peepal Tree Press and is director of the African Poetry Book Fund. He is series editor of the African Poetry Book Series—the latest of which is New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Sita)—and artistic director of the Calabash International Literary Festival. Dawes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and in 2018 was elected as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Bivouac is his latest work published by Akashic.

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KELLIE MAGNUS is a Jamaican children’s book author. She serves on the boards of the National Library of Jamaica and the Book Industry Association of Jamaica. She lives in Kingston, Jamaica. She is the translator of Go de Rass to Sleep.

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