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Go The F**k to Sleep: Two Takes on Parenting

Adult Picture Book for New Parents

Getting kids to sleep is such a politically charged topic for parents. There are the co-sleepers who are vehemently opposed by the Independent Sleepers. Caught in the middle? The parents who get no sleep and still have to function the next day.

Here are two takes. Go the F**k to Sleep is by Newton (my town) funny man Adam Mansbach whose jack-in-the-box kids are fodder for humor. If they are keeping him awake, it’s clearly enhancing his sense of humor.

The other book, , plays it straight and addresses the issue more seriously.

Which one is better? It depends entirely on how much sleep you are getting!!

p.s. If you want more parenting books, I have some here:

Best and Favorite Parenting Books

Top 10 Books for Parents of Boys 


Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Ricardo Cortés
This is a humorous picture book for ADULTS, and not actually recommended to children. Sleep deprived adults will get a kick out of this, particularly those who went through this but is now a distant but unpleasant memory.
Good Night by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, Robert Pressman and Rebecca Jackson
I haven’t read this book, but it’s a parenting book on how to get kids to sleep in their beds without drama. This might be a good present to combine with Go the F**k to Sleep! It would also make for a nice but funny baby shower present!
Matilda & Maxwell Good Night by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman and Lisa Petty

I haven’t read this book either but there will be a reading at the Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library on July 27 at 6:30 pm for a special free Pajama Party reading of Matilda & Maxwell, followed by snack, play time, and a Q & A for parents on the method used in the book.

Kids are welcome to come in pj’s and to bring a favorite stuffed toy for the story time.

To view any book more closely at Amazon, please click on image of book.

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Wish I wrote Go the F**k to Sleep!

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