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Mother’s Day Sale! 50% off each title in the Mansbach-Cortés Collection

Go the Fuck to SleepThis Mother’s Day, give mom a laugh with one of three hilarious titles from Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés: Go the Fuck to Sleep, the international best-selling children’s book parody; Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, its child-friendly counterpart; and Go de Rass to Sleep, the first-ever translation of a New York Times best seller into Jamaican Patois.

Each title is available at a 50% discount from now until Mother’s Day—just follow the links below:

Go the Fuck to Sleep
Seriously, Just Go to Sleep
Go de Rass to Sleep

Praise for Go the Fuck to Sleep:

A New York Times, Amazon.com, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly number one best seller.

“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.”
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

“By any definition, the subversive Go the F**k to Sleep—in which a desperate father cajoles his child to please, please, slip off into dreamland—is a real game changer; it lets frazzled parents vicariously enjoy chastising their stubborn offspring with well-placed profanity while never uttering a harsh word aloud.”
Miami Herald

“Adam Mansbach’s Go the F**k to Sleep is the most controversial picture book on the shelves. Exhausted by his own daughter Vivien’s tedious two-hour bedtime routine, Adam penned a would-be bedtime book that speaks the mind of beleaguered parents everywhere and the difficulties of getting your child to ‘Go the F**k to Sleep.'”
In Touch Weekly

“The bracing language may be earning it headlines, but its true appeal—and, I suspect, the reason it has caught on with the toddler-terrorised masses-lies in its unapologetic acknowledgement that early parenthood is a struggle, a state defined as often by frustration as delight. For the exhausted parent, nudged to the brink of sanity by lack of sleep, Go the Fuck to Sleep is more than a reason to snigger—it’s a gesture of compassion.”
Daily Telegraph (UK)

“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 bestseller and ‘children’s book for adults.'”
Shelf Awareness

“The stratospheric success of Go the Fuck to Sleep, I suspect, had much to do with the frustration we adults feel toward a society that automatically tags certain sentiments as vulgar, telling children that the only appropriate way to resolve conflict is by talking quietly and politely and telling parents that the only feeling permitted is one of contentment and gratitude. Fuck that. We, adults and children alike, are very often mad as hell, for no other reason than being perfectly human. And we need to see both mountains, need to hear all sorts of things, need to know our universe is not all blessing, not impossibly and repressively sweet.”
Tablet Magazine

Go the F**k to Sleep gives guilty fathers absolution.”
Haaretz

“Adam Mansbach’s Go The Fuck To Sleep is one of the most joyfully sardonic, irreverent, and poignant books I have ever come across.”
Verbicide Magazine

“Although I don’t recommend ever reading this to your child, it’s essential for all parents. It parodies children’s books and really hits home. Best accompanied by a glass of wine or something stronger.”
Advocate, #1 Children’s Book

“Total genius.”
—Jonathan Lethem, father of two, author of Motherless Brooklyn

“A children’s book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud—hilarious!”
—David Byrne, father of one, musician, artist

“This is the most honest children’s book ever written. And it’s f*cking hilarious.”
—A.J. Jacobs, father of three, author of The Year of Living Biblically

“I wish this book had been around during my daughter’s overly protracted sleep rituals! Finally, someone tells it like it really is. This is no-guilt funny and a godsend!”
Cristina García, mother of one, author of The Lesser Tragedy of Death

Go the Fuck to Sleep is the secret anthem of tired parents everywhere. Adam Mansbach’s homage to the tropes of bedtime stories is pitch perfect, and Ricardo Cortés’s stunning illustrations will keep grown-ups and kids alike returning to these pages again and again!”
—Bliss Broyard, author of One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life

Posted: Apr 30, 2014

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