Go the F**k to Sleep - Adam Mansbach

Go the F**k to Sleep

By Adam Mansbach

  • Release Date: 2011-06-14
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 1,404 Ratings


The #1 New York Times Bestseller: “A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep” (NPR).

“Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The f**k to sleep.”

Go the F**k to Sleep is a 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, it captures the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night.

Read by a host of celebrities, from Samuel L. Jackson to Jennifer Garner, this subversively funny bestselling storybook will not actually put your kids to sleep, but it will leave you laughing so hard you won’t care.


  • Amazing

    By Ma.delyn
    I read this to my son who was fighting his sleep, my husband was holding him and I was reading. I obviously beeped out the swears but I read him this book and he really fell asleep! We couldn’t believe it, this will be his nighttime book now.
  • 😂😂😂😂

    By egg$
    My kid loves this book.
  • Poetic Genius!

    By Random Generic Nickname #72
    Doctor Seuss + Rated R + the way real world parents REALLY feel = the funniest "children's" book ever!!
  • Awesome sauce 🤓

    By magic cat😻
    I love how when the parent is speaking to his child, he says things like darling and sweetie but then also cusses. Which makes it kind of funny. 🤓
  • Love love love

    By Moe28r
    What every parents feels at times
  • Great book for kids

    By Coolface113
  • Horrible

    By Gwyrick
    Horrible book. Yes times can be trying as a parent but if you think this is funny I would say that it's a reflection of the type of parent you are. To me parenting is something to feel blessed about no matter how hard it gets. Sad to see the NY times has such low standard of ratings.
  • It a funny book

    By grummett
    I love the book a lot. I laughed. I am disappointed some parents want to read this to there little kids. It may look like a children's book but it is not one. Please don't read this to kids this is a adult book not a kids book.
  • Y'all are mean

    By 271818272
    This made my son cry
  • Fantastic.

    By Senior Fantastica
    That was literally the funniest book I've ever read. I cried tears of joy.