If you are an adult who is sensitive to cuss words, you might want to skip this book review.
Everybody else, there's finally a book all parents can relate to! My mom-pal, Wendy sent me a copy of Go the Fuck to Sleep yesterday (her friend Ricardo is the illustrator) and flipping through the slides, I couldn't stop laughing. I know I've got the humor of a ten year old -- fart jokes get me every time -- but it's just saying it like it is. Everybody with a kid's been there. Sometimes you just wish your kid would go to sleep and stay in Dreamland for a long time (for the record, Lulu has my sleeping habits and falls asleep like a narcoleptic and stays asleep until half a day has passed).
The title, Go the Fuck to Sleep says it all. And if that's not enough to make you want to cover your ears, following are a few sample pages:
I agree with these reviews:
--Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn, father of two
"A children's book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud--hilarious!"
--David Byrne, musician, father of one
"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 Garcia, author of The Lady Matador's Hotel, mother of one
For belly laughs or a great baby shower gift, pre-order your copy of Go the Fuck to Sleep on Amazon today (the book release is scheduled for October 2011).