Novelist Adam Mansbach, like many parents, has had a few challenging nights trying to get his two-year-old daughter to bed. After one of them, he posted to his Facebook page “Be on the lookout for my forthcoming children’s book, Go the Fuck to Sleep.”
Little did he know, that joke would lead to internet fame, a million dollar offer from a major publishing house and the sale of movie rights.
Taking the advice of friends, many of whom were also frustrated parents, Mansbach partnered up with illustrator Ricardo Cortes and wrote the children’s book parody. Now in it’s fifth printing, there have been over 400,000 copies of “Go The F*ck To Sleep” sold to date.
With passages like “The cubs and the lions are snoring. Wrapped in a big snuggly heap. How is it that you can do all this other great sh*t, but you can’t lie the f*ck down and sleep?”, the book was already laugh-out-loud funny. Today, Audible.com has released a free version of Samuel L. Jackson reading the book, putting an even more hilarious spin on the frustrations of a loving father who just can’t get his little one to sleep. Click here to download…don’t forget: it isn’t kid (or work) friendly!