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The Go the Fuck to Sleep Box Set: Go the Fuck to Sleep, You Have to Fucking Eat & Fuck, Now There Are Two of You

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Celebrating a decade of profane, loving, and deeply cathartic children’s books for adults, the entire Go the Fuck to Sleep trilogy is finally available in a collectors’-edition boxed set.

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What people are saying…

“You’ve probably heard of the book Go the F**k to Sleep and its two sequels — You Have to F*cking Eat and F*ck, Now There Are Two of You. But did you know it’s been a full decade since the first book become a brilliant and hilarious phenomenon?”

“A decade ago, the Berkeley author rocked the publishing world with his genre-defying picture book for adults about the universal parental struggle of putting a young child to bed. The book has sold more than 3 million copies to date.”
Jewish News of Northern California

Critical praise for Go the Fuck to Sleep:

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

One of Reader’s Digest‘s 25 Funniest Books of All Time!

“A new Bible for weary parents.”
New York Times

“Incredibly appealing.”

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

“Delightfully obscene.”

“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

Go the Fuck to Sleep . . . is a lullaby that has been darkly and hilariously undercut with threat.”
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.”

“By any definition, the subversive Go the Fuck 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 Fuck 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 Fuck 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)




Ten years ago, Adam Mansbach crystallized the secret agony of parents the world over with one simple phrase: Go the Fuck to Sleep. In verses that perfectly capture the familiar tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night, the book opened up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity . . . and the message only resonated louder when Samuel L. Jackson, the bard of the F-word, read the audiobook.

You Have to Fucking Eat expanded the conversation to include parenthood’s other universal frustration: getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal, with Bryan Cranston voicing the audiobook . . . and because life moves pretty fast, Fuck, Now There Are Two of You soon became necessary, to address the fact that two is, somehow, a million more kids than one—with Larry David doing the audiobook honors.

And now, to celebrate a decade of profane, loving, and deeply cathartic children’s books for adults, the entire trilogy is finally available in a collectors’-edition boxed set, perfect for gifting at a baby shower or using to knock yourself unconscious.  As always . . . you probably should not read these books to a child.

Listen to interviews with Adam Mansbach at the Moments with Candace Parker podcast and The Art of Fatherhood podcast; and to a guest contribution on NPR’s LifeKit podcast.


Book Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Published: 10/5/21
  • IBSN: 9781617759833
  • e-IBSN: 9781636140469


ADAM MANSBACH is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep, as well as the novels The Golem of Brooklyn, Rage Is Back, The End of the Jews, (winner of the California Book Award), and Angry Black White Boy, and the memoir-in-verse I Had a Brother Once. With Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, he coauthored For This We Left Egypt? and the best-selling A Field Guide to the Jewish People. His books for young readers include the New York Times bestseller Just Try One Bite and the award-winning Jake the Fake Series. Cocoa the Tour Dog, coauthored with the band Stick Figure, is his latest book.

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RICARDO CORTÉS is the #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator of Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, and Party: A Mystery, by the acclaimed author Jamaica Kincaid. Cortés has written and illustrated books including Sea Creatures from the Sky and A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and on CNN, Fox News, and the Late Show with David Letterman. You can see his work at Rmcortes.com, or on Twitter and Instagram at @Rmcortes. His latest work is the updated edition of It’s Just a Plant.

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OWEN BROZMAN is the illustrator of the New York Times best seller You Have to Fucking Eat, Kindness & Salt, and the acclaimed graphic novel Nature of the Beast. He has illustrated for National Geographic, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York, Ninja Tune, Scholastic, and numerous other clients. His work has been recognized by 3×3 magazine, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Creative Quarterly, and many more. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Fuck, Now There Are Two of You is his latest book.

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