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PGC Fall 2021 Adult Book Fair

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
By (author): Adam Mansbach Illustrated by: Ricardo Cortes Illustrated by: Owen Brozman
Adam Mansbach ,

Illustrated by :

Ricardo Cortes ,

Illustrated by :

Owen Brozman


Akashic Books



Product Form:

Multiple copy pack

Form detail:

Paper over boards
Multiple copy pack , Paper over boards


General Trade
Oct 15, 2021
$53.95 CAD


6.12in x 8.25 x 1.18 in | 790 gr

Page Count:

96 pages


Full color illustrations throughout
Akashic Books
HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family

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--including a 'Tired Parents on Board' sticker!

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." --NPR

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--with a bonus sticker included--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.

Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 New York Times best seller Go the Fuck to Sleep, the novels Rage Is Back, Angry Black White Boy, and The End of the Jews, (winner of the California Book Award), and a dozen other books, most recently the best-selling A Field Guide to the Jewish People, cowritten with Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. Mansbach wrote the award-winning screenplay for the Netflix Original Barry, and his next feature film, Super High, starring Andy Samberg, Craig Robinson, and Common, is forthcoming from New Line. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, the Believer, the Guardian, and on National Public Radio's This American Life, The Moth, and All Things Considered.

Ricardo Cortés illustrated Go the Fuck to Sleep and its companions Go de Rass to Sleep and Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. He also illustrated Party: A Mystery by Jamaica Kincaid, and is the author/illustrator of It's Just a Plant: A Children's Story about Marijuana; A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola; and Sea Creatures from the Sky.

Owen Brozman illustrates comics, advertisements, album covers, magazines, murals, books, and more. In addition to You Have to Fucking Eat and Fuck, Now There Are Two of You, his work includes Kindness & Salt, a cookbook by the team behind Brooklyn's Buttermilk Channel, and the graphic novel Nature of the Beast. Brozman lives in Brooklyn.

Praise for Go the Fuck to Sleep

"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

"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)

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