Go the F*ck to Sleep! Best Bedtime Book EVER!

Man, there are people in the world who understand me. The dude who wrote the book Go the Fuck to Sleep is one of them. Have you heard of it? Wells, lemme tell ya about it.

Adam Mansbach was tryna get his kids to go to bed one night, and it took over 2 hours for them to finally go to sleep. So he got on Facebook and jokingly told folks he was gonna write a book called “Go the Fuck to Sleep.” His Facebook friends who were parents understood his bedtime struggles and were all enthused about it. So he decided to write this book, which is like a bedtime story we wished we could read our kids at night to get our frustration across. Then he got his friend, illustrator Ricardo Cortés, to make up sweet drawings for it.

Go the fuck to sleep

And TA DA!!! This genius book was born. And parents and othermommies and daddies everywhere rejoiced. Sometimes, you just want to tell your kids to shut up and “go the fuck to sleep.” Of course, oftentimes, you don’t but it be in your SPIRIT, with nowhere to go. Now, someone put your thoughts on paper.

What’s dope about the book is that it’s all sweet (when it isn’t dropping the f-bomb) and it reads like a Dr. Seuss with a potty mouth booth. Here’s an excerpt:

The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the fuck to sleep

Do you see why this book is now a bestseller??? It is genius.

Then to put the cherry on the sundae that is the awesomeness of this book, there’s an audiobook version of it, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, everyone’s favorite potty mouth. And it’s awesomeness was triplicated.

Getchu a piece. While rocking headphones if you’re around kids or at work.

iLIVE!!! Who better to pass on the message that you need to get your ass to sleep besides Sam Jackson, who ain’t never seen a cuss word he couldn’t utter.

This is everything every parent needs! I’m not advocating that you read this to your kids (nor will I judge you if you do). But even if you need to just read it to yourself after an especially tough bedtime… it is perfectly alright.

I might have to buy this book for my Future Mini Luvvies. But watch them go to school talmbout:

Teacher: Good morning, Mini Luvvie! You look well-rested today!
Mini Luvvie: *in a sweet 4 year old falsetto* I am! I went to bed early last night because Mommy told me to “go the fuck to sleep!”
Teacher: O___O I need to make a phonecall.


Shoo… my nightowl self. Someone needs to read ME this book. Up for all hours of the night. “Luvvie, go the fuck to sleep!” Who wants to read this to me and tuck me in? Not you. I’ont like you. But you? Yeah… you can do it. lolol

So… who’s buying this book asaptually? Just me? lol

It’s available at Amazon.com.

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  1. Whit
    June 15, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I hollered at work when someone sent me the .pdf of this book. I want it and I don’t even have kids! Can I read it to my dog?! AND Sammy is on the read aloud TRACK?! YEEEEEEEEEEEEES.

  2. Constance
    June 15, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I love it and I want it! I have 2 kids who do all of the, “Can I sleep with a doll? Can I go to the bathroom?” about 3200 times before they’ll even get in the bed.

    It might have to make a special appearance during those especially tough naptimes too.

    Now I’m not saying that I’ll read it to my kids if I get it but I’m saying I hope my mama doesn’t yell at me if the kids ask her to read it when she’s babysitting them.

    “Go the f*ck to sleep, Daddy?”
    “Yeah, go the f*ck to sleep.”
    LMAO! Sammy killed me with that one.

  3. AQualityMess
    June 15, 2011 at 8:54 am


    I’m posting that video on my tumblr. I laughed too hard!

  4. Kay
    June 15, 2011 at 9:46 am

    My daughter who is 10, will get up about 3 to 4 times, tamlbout she has to use the restroom, her tummy hurts, she has a headache….you know what I told her the other night? “you jump your ass outta that bed one moe gen, and Imma skin you alive!” Problem solved….

  5. Bridgette
    June 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Yep, I need this book just to laugh after those rough nights trying to get the bambino to go to bed. Kids lose they damn minds when they are sleepy. I mean the sweetest child turns into a raging lunatic.

    I’m posting this on my tumblr, asaptually!

    • June 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      Pretty much. Bedtime turns every child into a demonseed. This is necessary.

  6. Jen
    June 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    This book is the story of my life for the past two and a half years. For the first year and a half of my daughter’s life I “survived” on 3-5 hours of sleep spread out over the whole night b/c she wouldn’t ever go the f*ck to sleep! These days it can still take me up to an hour to get her to bed every night. Speaking of which, it’s time to get my devil child to sleep. Wish me luck :oP *wanders away grumbling “MY overtired ass needs to go the f*ck to sleep” *

    • Jen
      June 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      Look at that mess! I’m so damned tired I can’t even get my emoticons right.

    • June 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      LOLLL!!! You NEED this book. It’ll be like your therapy.

  7. emti
    June 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Throwing a baby shower for my friend and it’s a book theme…this will be her gift.

    She’ll thank me

    • June 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      Yes she sure will!

  8. Kate
    June 15, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I don’t have kids, but I used to babysit in high school. And you must have to have love for your children to put up with that nonsense because I was all sorts of “I ain’t yo momma, I don’t give a shit what she does for you to send you to bed, her ass needed a break from you so only one of you was benefiting. Get your raggedy muffin ass back in bed before I draw on the wall and say it was you”.

    I hope that’s the sequel.

  9. keisha brown
    June 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    this. killed me dead.
    i am so. far. gone (word to drake).

  10. Dr. Kiti
    June 15, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Funniest thing I’ve ever heard!

    True story: I watched this for the first time this morning at 10:30am during a staff meeting. We work with kids and this rang true with all the caregivers in the group. My boss loved this video!

    Not more than an hour ago I showed this to my husband, my brother and his girlfriend since they have a week old baby and need to know what they’re up against 😀

  11. June 16, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Use the f word to get children to sleep? I am not sure about this, but I guess if someone finally reaches his limit, anything is possible.

    • emti
      June 16, 2011 at 9:43 am

      ^^^doesn’t get it^^^

  12. Gwen (@ashlee1969)
    June 16, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Luvvie! Girl! This just gave me my entire life! LOL! You know that I had to buy it, right?

  13. PurpleAfroPuffs
    June 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Noone and I mean nonone can drop a F-bomb like Samuel L Jackson. Love this 🙂

    • June 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      Sam Jackson was born to cuss.