Adam Mansbach's children's book Go the F--k to Sleep became wildly successful when it was published earlier this year, hitting the New York Times Bestsellers List. Now actor Sam Jackson has recorded an audio recording of the book, which audible.com has offered for free. Film director Werner Herzog also gets in on the act by recording a version of the children's picture book.
Go the F--k to Sleep is funny on its own, but Jackson's line readings give it an extra wicked kick! Anybody who's ever had the misfortune of trying to put the little ones to sleep will especially relate. Mansbach wrote the book based on his own experience's, so the lullaby rhymes laced with acid ring true. With lines like these: "The flowers doze low in the meadows/And high on the mountains so steep/My life is a failure, I'm a shitty ass parent/Stop fucking with me, please, and go to sleep" it's easy to see that Go the F--k to Sleep goes into deep, dark territory about the complex relationships between parent and child.
Less a children's book for the kid's, Go the F--k to Sleep is a lullaby for all those sleepless parents out there, not to mention a warning to those Moms- and Dads-to-be.