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Go the Fuck to Sleep is a 2011 children's book Pastiche by Adam Mansbach.

It is the lament of a man whose child will not go the fuck to sleep. It went viral in galleys, and was then helped by an audiobook read by Samuel L. Jackson.

Tropes

  • Affectionate Parody: of the rhyming, saccharine books normally read to small children at bedtime. This one assuredly cannot be read to a child at bedtime or any other time.
  • Cluster F-Bomb
  • Gag Censor: On the book's cover, the central word in the title is obscured by the Moon.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: The parents succeed in putting their child in bed after much effort, but the beep of their microwave instantly undoes it.
  • Subverted Kids Book: What with the swearing and all.
  • Write What You Know: The author had a young child, and, well, bedtime was something of a problem.
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