Author Adam Mansbach, after repeated struggles to get his two-year-old daughter to fall asleep, once sent out a jokey Facebook post reading: "Look out for my forthcoming children's book, 'Go the Fuck to Sleep.'" The one-liner amused many of his Facebook friends, and the next thing you know, Mansbach had assembled some verses, and bootleg PDF copies of the profanity-laced opus were suddenly going viral. The thirty-two-page Go the Fuck to Sleep was picked up by a small Brooklyn publishing house, and even reached number one on Amazon's bestseller list ahead of memoirs by Tina Fey and Steven Tyler, well before its official publication date, which was yesterday.

So this children's book for adults is now a full-blown phenomenon, and has weathered a little controversy, as New Zealand Christian group Family First has lobbied New Zealand's booksellers not to sell the book. New Zealand Booksellers Association CEO Lincoln Gould responded, "It is not a children's book and booksellers will not be selling it to children. It is a very funny adult's view of how difficult it is to get children to go to sleep."

This all makes for an amusing story, but it gets better. None other than Pulp Fiction's Jules Winnfield himself, Samuel L. Jackson, has narrated the audiobook, covering a range of emotions and inflections while mustering all the Jacksonian menace you might expect. Almost as good as this is the news that director Werner Herzog, with his distinctive German accent, has narrated another audio version of the book, continuing to show his playful side after a recent Simpsons appearance. Who would be your dream narrator?








Commentarium (252 Comments)

Jun 15 11 - 9:52am

I am just as amused by the "This is Audible" guy saying the book's title as I am by SLJ's reading of the book. Right now the audiobook is free, so get it for yourselves.

Jun 15 11 - 8:50pm

me too!

Jun 21 11 - 1:03pm

I believe it is Isaiah Mustafa, as the 'Audible Guy'. You know, the the 'Old Spice Guy'. Perfect!

Jun 23 11 - 1:55pm

Try this version out: Christopher Walken Impression reading Go the F to Sleep

Jul 04 11 - 6:24pm

I was just thinking how I'd choose Christopher Walken as my dream narrator!

May 20 12 - 8:41am
rose g

i d have alan rickman do that!

Jun 15 11 - 12:35pm

Warning. Do not listen to this on headphones at work. I bit through my bottom lip suppressing hysterical laughter. No-one is going to top SLJ's rendition. Perfect.

Jun 15 11 - 1:17pm

Listen to this as soon as you can before some nut job evangelical conservative wanna be tea bagger douch bags claim that hearing this will cause damage to American children.

SLJ is simply great.

Jun 15 11 - 2:18pm

I say, damage the children.

Jun 15 11 - 8:29pm

It will only make the kids stronger.

Jun 15 11 - 9:09pm

Actually, that's the hippie liberals' job.

Jun 15 11 - 11:24pm

If you look back at whose been legislating morality in this country you'll find you're dead fucking wrong. Who put the warning labels on our music, movies, and games? Not the democrats. Prick.

Jun 16 11 - 2:33am
Will Conway

I personally was enjoying a comical dialogue regarding a hysterical adult humor book. I guess we can choose to make this a jack-off political debate if you really want, though.

Jun 16 11 - 2:49am

You are aware that Tipper Gore (Yes, Al Gore's wife) was the driving force behind the MPAA, right??

Jun 16 11 - 4:40am

That's cool, everyone thinks conservatives have no sense of humor, this is hilarious.
And I fucking love Samuel L. Jackson, don't hate on conservatives if you don't know that not all of them are "crazy".

Jun 16 11 - 11:15am

@Hah Im pretty sure that conservative tea baggers aren't democrats. And besides that point, yes the democrats are the ones who put a lot of warning labels on our shit. Arent they the ones who did the MPAA stuff?

Jun 17 11 - 9:06am


Jun 18 11 - 3:26pm

Pretty sure the two-party system is completely fucked because everyone is batshit insane. How about shut the fuck up and go the fuck to sleep?

Jun 18 11 - 11:48pm

politics can blow me, we're all monkeys in the end...

Jun 19 11 - 3:09pm

I am a TEA party conservative and I think this is awesome. It is very funny.

Jun 20 11 - 7:28pm

@WTF!!! I would like to meet you cause I think you might be one of the only ones with a sense of humor to date I have yet to meet a tea party member with one

Jun 21 11 - 12:26pm

Actually, the recording industry voluntarily puts those labels on there, no democrat, or republican made them do it.

Jun 23 11 - 11:24pm

I was shared this link by a tea party conservative and I'm listening to it with a tea party conservative. We think it's hilarious. How about you quit making every freaking thing a political debate and learn to enjoy life?

Jun 26 11 - 1:07am

vote and don't worry about it.

Jul 02 11 - 10:50pm

I'm pretty sure it was actually the republicans in the first place who... wait a second, this isn't a god damn political debate; how about we all just enjoy Samuel Jackson's hilarious recording, and stop making a huge-ass deal out of everyone's differing ideologies on a comments page for something that's supposed to be FUNNY and AMUSING.

Jul 06 11 - 7:19am
Baptized by Fire

+1 @ STFU
Whether ur on the left or the right, you shouldnt be blaming ur problems on other AMERICANs we need to get some fucking patriotic unity back into our country. All this wasted time on political debates could be much better spent actually figuring out how to unfuck our country rather than having two propaganda zombies droning on and on for hours and actually saying nothing at all.

Jul 07 11 - 2:33pm

Screw nazi zombies! Propaganda zombies would totally be an awesome game.

Sep 29 11 - 6:28pm
The fuck

guys just stop it -_- it's stupid to bring politics into something like a lawl book. Seriously.... just enjoy Go the Fuck to Sleep-- and Go the Fuck to Sleep.. you'll feel better in the morning

Sep 30 11 - 3:25am

@baptized by fire

Oct 27 11 - 11:18pm

Oh, you Americans... *shakes head* You're all crazy. You should all move to Canada. Three party systems work way better. :D

Jun 15 11 - 1:56pm

Liberals suck Ghostnye. Fuck Obama.

Jun 15 11 - 2:19pm

And damage you, the "liberals" and the "conservatives": idiots all.

Sep 30 11 - 3:30am
oh my fucking god

nobody. fucking. cares. holy fucking shit. i dont care if you like obama or bachman or ron paul or tits mcgee, but you are fucking annoying and nobody here wants to talk to you about fucking politics because this video has absolutely nothing to fucking do with it. see what you made me do? you made me go on a rant on a message board. i hate people who do that. now i hate myself. because of you. way to go, assholes.

Jan 28 12 - 5:21am

@ oh my fucking god-that shit was funny and made me comment on this page just to tell you that. Trickle down message rant for fuck sake.

Mar 12 12 - 10:51pm
johnny v

i like tits mcgee...

Jun 15 11 - 2:56pm

Anyone who mentions stupid partisan politics in response to a funny video like this should go the fuck somewhere else and comment.

Jun 15 11 - 8:02pm

They should go the fuck to sleep.

Jun 15 11 - 9:55pm

Fucking pro.

Jun 16 11 - 12:02am
Karma king


Jun 16 11 - 8:24am

Hahahahahahaaaa!! Go the FUCK to sleep is right "random" YOU made my day!

Jun 21 11 - 7:40pm
Psycho Gerbil

I don't care about this political shit, now go the fuck to sleep!

Jul 14 11 - 10:54am
silly rabbit

this was great OMG yes they should go the fuck to sleep

Jun 15 11 - 3:40pm


Jun 15 11 - 3:53pm

Fucking fantastic.

Jun 15 11 - 4:04pm

Even as an adult, I still have problems getting the fuck to sleep.

I wish Samuel L. Jackson was my dad!

Jun 18 11 - 6:07pm

lmao. right!!!

Jun 15 11 - 4:14pm

How about Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, or Christoper Walken.

Jun 15 11 - 5:00pm

Agreed on Christopher Walken...perfect!

Jun 15 11 - 6:57pm

"No, I won't give you more cowbell. Now go the f*#% to sleep!"

Jun 16 11 - 8:47pm

The simpons episode where "walken" reads goodnight moon to the kids... Classic

Jun 17 11 - 7:01am

"Come on... children... scooch closer... what did I tell you... about the scooching?"

Jun 18 11 - 2:08pm

only other person who quotes that movie line' cept my son.
thanks for the laugh.

Jun 15 11 - 7:50pm

Uptight assholes are going to make a BFD over this , every group that bitches about the rest of the stuff that makes us laugh will have their panties in a bunch ! Let them bitch ! I love it !!!

Jun 15 11 - 7:55pm

Jo Frost. The Supernanny!

Jun 15 11 - 9:13pm

Seriously Jo Frost is like an angel. An angel is the accent.

Jun 18 11 - 8:59am

What's funny is that in the UK, Jo Frost's accent actually makes her sound quite stupid. She has quite a dopey regional accent, much as Arnold Schwarzenegger sounds like a farmer to Germans because of his Austrian accent.

Jun 15 11 - 8:12pm

Funny & truthful!

Jun 15 11 - 8:57pm

Personally, I think George Carlin would have been the perfect choice for this little book. R.I.P George

Jun 16 11 - 4:28am

lol Yeah, I agree. But Mr. Jackson did I fine job. R.I.P. Mr. Carlin :(

Jun 15 11 - 9:46pm

Oh my god, I'm dying with laughter right now. I read about this book a few weeks ago, and hearing Samuel L. Jackson narrate it has completed my life. This is the greatest thing ever.

Jun 15 11 - 9:56pm

Samuel is my all time favorite! He put his foot into this nobody else could! Great job Samuel L Jackson!

Jun 15 11 - 10:30pm

I work with kids all day long, and you have no idea how tempting it is to say this to them sometimes.

Jun 16 11 - 12:19am


Jun 15 11 - 10:46pm


Jun 15 11 - 11:30pm

heyyyyy this is a great story and i think a shut up and sleep is all izzz got to sayyy

Jun 15 11 - 11:35pm

So amazing.

Jun 15 11 - 11:46pm

Is it bad that I started getting sleepy?

Jun 15 11 - 11:49pm

THIS is the greatest audiobook i've ever heard.

Jun 16 11 - 1:00am
Jail Bird James

I must say it would be funny as hell listening to Patrick Steward read this book.

Jun 17 11 - 11:36am

TOTALLY! Or James Lipton from Inside the Actor's studio!!!! Hahahahahahah

Jun 21 11 - 11:18pm

That is hilarious...james lipton would be perfect

Jun 16 11 - 1:10am

Could we please get a Morgan Freeman version of this?

Jun 16 11 - 1:10am

Could we please get a Morgan Freeman version of this?

Jun 16 11 - 11:23am

damnit, I was just going to say Morgan Freeman but I couldn't for the life of me remember the guy's actual name.

Jun 23 11 - 10:47pm
bob's johnson

or tracey morgan!

Jun 16 11 - 11:54am

If not Morgan Freeman, a Sam Elliott version would be good. Maybe Dennis Leary

Jun 19 11 - 11:05pm

Sigourney Weaver, maybe????

Jun 16 11 - 12:34pm


Jun 16 11 - 1:14pm

I'd love to hear Anthony Hopkins or Alan Rickman...

Jun 19 11 - 11:23pm

Samuel is amazing, but Alan Rickman would be awesome too. gooood call on that one

Oct 14 11 - 2:09pm

I'd love to hear Sean Connery

Jun 16 11 - 3:21pm

You know Ghostnye, us tea bagging conservative douches accuse you liberal soccer mom pussies of trying to do the same thing.

Jun 16 11 - 7:42pm

Ahhh, I just heard about this and they've already removed it. Fucking Audible, just as bad as Metallica. I'm going the fuck to sleep.

Jun 16 11 - 10:27pm

Too late they took it off, mannnnnnnnnnnnnn.

Jun 17 11 - 4:49am


Jun 17 11 - 6:06am

I desperately want Morgan Freeman to read this.

Jun 17 11 - 10:56pm

that would be beyond hilarious

Jun 21 11 - 9:54pm

This is my choice too...not even a close second...

Jun 17 11 - 7:41am

Absolutely brilliant, want other celebrities to do this too, but Sam Jackson is fantastic!

Jun 17 11 - 9:05am

so I just stumbled this... I took his class 2 semesters ago. He speaks like Keanu Reeves...I was high 90% of his class...he was great.

Jun 23 11 - 11:48pm

datz crazie. i did the same thing. wouldnt it be crazy if the fcc had to censor this book like they did to snakes on a plane. "go the FLAPPJACK to sleep".

Jun 17 11 - 9:24am

i cuuld of written that 20 years ago i no fore a fact i thought it i hope i didnt say it out loud n if i did it would of ben in such a nice tone love it but wouldnt read it to my grandson now cuz he is 2 n a half at 1 or younger i would

Jun 17 11 - 2:32pm

If u du rite a book, u shud practis ur speling an gramer furst.

Jun 17 11 - 6:08pm

Chaz, you took the words right out of my mouth. +1 internets for you, sir.

But, let's just imagine for a second that 'laura' did decide to write a book for us all to enjoy. We would all go the fuck to sleep just trying to figure out what the hell it said. This is why one should need a license to use the Internet.

Jun 17 11 - 11:06am

He never fails to amuse me.

Jun 17 11 - 12:10pm

the book, samuel l, jackson, fucking amazing...

Jun 17 11 - 2:06pm

I'm buying copies for all my local library adult collections. The sequal should be "Fucking Family First needs to get a sense of humor, and a brain."

Jun 17 11 - 2:32pm

Is it just me, or did the foreword before the actual audiobook kinda disrupt the mood? On the other hand, pretty much every foreword I've ever read/heard has done that. That aside, great book! ...Despite the fact that it makes me dread having kids...

Jun 17 11 - 2:37pm

and here, for good measure, is Werner Herzog's rendition:

Jun 17 11 - 3:03pm

Clearly, the sequel is Everyone Fucking Poops.

Jun 17 11 - 3:50pm

Lol. Hell no you cant go to the bathroom! You know where you can go? The fuck to sleep!!


Oh Samuel. You have yet to disappoint me. :)

Jun 17 11 - 4:54pm

The only person who could possibly top Samuel L. Jackson would be Alan Rickman...

Jul 06 11 - 9:39pm

YES!!!!! I knew I could count on someone to mention Alan Rickman. He'd be amazing (well he is anyway...)

Jun 17 11 - 4:59pm

Brilliant. John Goodman in Lebowski mode would be another good study. Also, as an inhabitant of New Zealand, I'd like to apologise for Family First. They piss on a lot of parades - you should see them when a film festival rolls through...

Jun 17 11 - 6:16pm

This is fantastic-as a father of a hyper-active child I can totally relate. And the best person to narrate this story would have to be James Earl Jones-best voice ever.

Jun 17 11 - 8:52pm
Alexander Stone

If peter sellers were still alive...he'd be the best narrator...

Jun 17 11 - 10:22pm
Yvette Yaa

This is funny

Jun 17 11 - 10:25pm

all he needs to add is ezikial 25:17...................

Jun 19 11 - 11:25pm


Jun 18 11 - 12:00am

Funny but its one of those things you aren't supposed to express, especially to your children. I hope no parents actually take this seriously or actually read it to their children.

Jun 18 11 - 12:34am
cordie winters

you know if you have ever read to your kids; you may never have said it but you sure have thought it. ever read the sleep book by dr. Suess

Jun 18 11 - 1:37am
Fergus O'Brien

Well, I think this is a bit of doggerel verse, moderately funny for the first few stanzas, tricked out with a couple of four-letter words, utterly unmemorable; and its rapturous reception is descriptive of the sorry state of the American intellect. In fact the gutteral grunts and expletives which are supposed to be responses to the reading simply reveal how far we have fallen. It is not a moral matter. It is just a further example of Western civilization trudging steadily back towards the protozoic slime.

Jun 18 11 - 3:34pm

I love people like you, who learn a few new buzz words and come on the internet to show them off in a trolling context. The only people "trudging" backwards, are people like you, with not one shred of a sense of humor. When human beings can longer laugh, or make others laugh, without being called on "bad taste" then we have truly reached the pinnacle of a closed society. Taste is just that, taste, I like asparagus; doesn't mean everyone should like asparagus. Especially since it makes your piss smell.
I've honestly gone out of my way to respond to someone who's goal it is, is to rouse this response. Maybe I AM an idiot after all, however, this reply can be geared towards anyone who has similar ideals as Mr. O'Brien above.

Jun 19 11 - 5:35pm
not blind

doug pretty much covered it save for this.fuck you fergus fuck you in your stupid ass.needed to be said

Jun 19 11 - 11:28pm

fergus, your comment is descriptive of the sorry sense of humor you have. please take the stick out of your ass and unsubscribe from the "vocabulary-word-of-the-day" email list. you are not impressing anyone here, i assure you.

Jun 29 11 - 4:47pm

My new favorite fake name is Fergus O'Brien. "So I'm standing in line at the store. It's noon and 100 degrees and packed. I'd been there about two seconds before some Fergus O'Brien behind me starts up with the 'It's so hot!' and 'open another line!' and 'if I ran this place' etc. Always some Fergus O'Brien in there making things worse." Hilarious.

Here's a game: What is ol' Fergie Buying? I say it's cat litter and lite beer.

Jun 29 11 - 6:05pm
Fergus' Mother

Fergus has stayed too long in the basement
And the internet has driven him deep
Into inanity, banality and insanity
It's time to kill him and put Fergus to sleep.

Jul 06 11 - 9:49pm

Fergus poor Fergus, he'd die if he smiled
Perhaps he couldn't sleep as a child
Give him some nice warm milk in a cup
And ask him please, to shut the f*** up!

Jul 31 11 - 3:02pm

Well put snoozy, to borrow the line from lucy above.... +1 internets to you sir. LOL

Jun 18 11 - 1:38am

That is soo awesome. a classic.

Jun 18 11 - 3:28am

You should get Morgan Freeman to make his version.

Jun 18 11 - 10:38pm

No, he'll just be so pissed off at the kid the whole time he won't say anything at all... wait, that's normal.

Jun 18 11 - 4:20am

Chrisopher Walken has GOT to read this! Hi-larious!

And no one gives a rats ass about your American politics

Jun 18 11 - 4:52am
Gina Deen

My children were great sleepers but my Grandchildren - well, they have other ideas! What a great present for my son!

Jun 18 11 - 1:12pm

So good, because it's so true. Getting a child to sleep when you want them to is near impossible. That's why I keep badger Tranqs in the house.

I don't have a political comment to make. is that bad?

Jun 18 11 - 1:34pm
HerMelness Speaks

Currently working on - "Is it always bad to use Horse Tranquillisers to get your child to sleep."

Jun 18 11 - 2:05pm

yes, oregonian----alan rickman would rock as well.
from a mother who had a child adverse to sleep, this is pretty right on.
thanks sam.
gonna check out werner.

Jun 18 11 - 4:36pm

very true and funny

Jun 18 11 - 5:26pm

this is hilarious! i love the book and SLJ is the perfect person to narrate this. Maybe Betty White would be better. You shouldn't argue about "liberals" and "conservatives", they both have crazy bastards and half the time they believe the same things just say them differently. so don't place the blame on one group of people when others think the same way

Jun 18 11 - 6:21pm

I have always enjoyed watching Jackson in the movies he has performed in, but I have lost all respect for this talented man. No, wonder there is no respect in the youth of today for all we hear coming from the mouth of both young children as well as teenager's is this filth. They hear this from yes, their parents so what do you expect ? I had three children & never once spoke this filth to them & as far as getting them to bed well a sweet story book & a loving kiss & hug good night worked for me & my husband.

Jun 18 11 - 10:40pm
Kay is a Faggot

Yeah, your a faggot, as they have said already this is a ADULT humor book, kids don't read this. Go and get a sense of humor.

Jun 20 11 - 9:39am
Easy now

Kay, while I agree with the fact that I hear some shocking things come out of kids mouths these days, it's pretty clear this book was not intended to be read to children. I would never read this to my kids or use this language in front of my kids but I have enjoyed this book because it touches a bit of my frustration I experience with 3 kids under the age of 5. Mine get a sweet story, a loving kiss and hug, a made up story, every question they ask answered, a potty break from bedtime, a glass of water, another kiss and hug, the door left open, hall light on, ceiling fan off...wait now it needs to be on, another hug and kiss, you get my point. Not everyone is blessed with kids who go straight to bed. 1 out of 2 for me goes right to sleep and we struggle with the 2 for at least an hour every night. Glad you have it easy. What works for you may not work for others.

Jun 18 11 - 10:59pm

Will you people please get it through your heads: This book is for ADULTS. Get it: ADULTS! Nobody is suggesting that we read this to our children, you morons! It is funny because it is ABSOLUTELY what we are thinking, but of course, not what we are saying, when trying to put a young child to bed. Those of you commenting here, utterly appalled that anyone would read this to children, really need to learn to read, and maybe even try THINKING while you're at it. And yes, it is hilarious as voiced by Samuel L Jackson.

Jun 18 11 - 11:26pm
Ana Maria

I do not see the need for that kind of language.

Jun 19 11 - 5:30pm
not blind

thankfully your not required too.

Jun 20 11 - 7:01pm


Jun 18 11 - 11:59pm

I miss the days when people actually had to work to get their voice heard. Internet commenters make me lose my faith in humanity.

That said, this made me smile. As far as other celebrities, my vote is for Ian McKellen.

Jun 19 11 - 12:25am

Time to call SUPER NANNY if you cant get your kid to sleep.. LMFAO

Jun 19 11 - 1:30am

There´s nothing to say, so please go the fuck to sleep (:

Jun 19 11 - 2:00am

"Kay", get the pickle out of your ass. please. and go the fuck to sleep. OBVIOUSLY you don't recognize pure genius when you see it. DDUUUUHHHH

Jun 19 11 - 4:15am

morgan freeman

Jun 19 11 - 7:35am
Debbie McCormack

Hilarious! Love it! Brings back memories!

Jun 19 11 - 7:36am
Debbie McCormack

Hilarious! Love it! Brings back memories!

Jun 19 11 - 8:20am

For God's sake! Do people need to argue the same argument every fuckin' time? This is about this piece, not about liberals or conservatives. Somebody needs to learn that there's more than one subject on the face of the earth. You want to argue politics? go back to your political blogs and leave the people alone who know how to discuss more than one subject.
BTW, funny stuff here. Jackson's delivery is perfect. The author has obviously been there, done that.

Jun 19 11 - 8:24am

For God's sake! Do people need to argue the same argument every fuckin' time? This is about this piece, not about liberals or conservatives. Somebody needs to learn that there's more than one subject on the face of the earth. You want to argue politics? go back to your political blogs and leave the people alone who know how to discuss more than one subject.
BTW, funny stuff here. Jackson's delivery is perfect. The author has obviously been there, done that.

Jun 21 11 - 7:40am
Pooped my Pants

Truth. This is about the book no Politics. That book will be coming out entitled "Shut the f**k up about Politics."

Sep 02 11 - 1:13pm
get a life


Jun 19 11 - 8:51am

Warning labels on music? That was the PMRC led by Tipper Gore. Not by a conservative. Ghost NYC- typical, angry liberal, a good example why I quit voting for Democrats years ago. Dug my heels in and went a full 180 to voting straight Republican ticket now and will never look back. So grateful not to be in NYC surrounded by dour, miserable liberals.

Jun 19 11 - 9:28am

dont listen to this in a silent classroom at school.....just dont : )

Jun 19 11 - 10:01am
not blind

lets go back 25 years both partys havehad there turn 27,000 people starve to death every day it would take the money we spend on killing people for 1 day to clean all the water in africa.1 percent of the population has half the money while we fight over whos fault it is it gets worse wake and relize it dosent matter whos in the whitehouse

Jun 19 11 - 11:04am

there are uptight twats all over the political spectrum. whatever.

Jun 19 11 - 1:05pm

Hubby wondered why nobody suggested Jack Nicholson to read this book?

Jun 19 11 - 2:29pm
My Mom

Betty White would be a great narrator too, but SLJ killed it. Why make this a political forum? Just enjoy book and the reading.

Jun 19 11 - 4:15pm

I bet Christopher Walken would do a great reading of this.

Jun 19 11 - 8:28pm
Nathan Ford

Malcolm McDowell

Jun 19 11 - 9:15pm

This actually made me sleep. Haha

Jun 19 11 - 11:14pm
Tony B

Bruce Willis, the voice of Yoda, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Julie Andrews, Betty White...Any of those would be just as funny. Actually Betty White reading this would TOP Samuel Jackson

Jun 20 11 - 7:02pm

richard pryor would make me fucking laught out of my mind. LOL

Jun 19 11 - 11:36pm
Tony B

Oh yeah...the late Sam Kinison...he woulda ripped that one up!

Jun 20 11 - 1:10am

Ozzy would be a funny choice to narrate.

Sep 02 11 - 1:15pm
get a life

Yeah, but you probably wouldn't be able to understand what he said

Jun 20 11 - 7:30am

With each new page the dad has a renewed sense of patience that dissolves to helplessly begging the infant to go the fuck to sleep. Every parent has been there. Hilarious!

Jun 20 11 - 7:39am

quit lying, cut the crap ....AND SLEEP. : )

Jun 20 11 - 9:44am
the mom verson

I didn't think they would..but there was only 16 months between them..and a pile of books knee deep..I read til I'd think myself paid off..the boy starts pre-med this fall!

Jun 20 11 - 11:14am

I like boys

Jun 20 11 - 1:04pm

OMG! So do I!!!

Jun 20 11 - 3:20pm

This book is horrible. Cursing to your children is wrong on so many levels. If you want your kid to sleep, just fondle their genitals.

Jun 20 11 - 8:54pm

Can't say I saw that one coming.

Jul 27 11 - 11:06pm


Jun 20 11 - 4:44pm

When the fuck did this turn into a political debate?

Jun 20 11 - 5:09pm

wish my speakers at work were functional. i must wait 21 minutes to get home. all these comments have built up my expectations.

Jun 20 11 - 5:41pm

its shit. boring. nothing. unfunny.

Sep 02 11 - 12:57pm
get a life

You'd probably like it if it had to do with taking it in the ass

Jun 20 11 - 6:55pm


Jun 20 11 - 9:45pm

Morgan Freeman

Jun 20 11 - 11:47pm

William Shatner. Charles Barkley. Hilary Clinton. Paul Simon. Joe Pesci. Those were just a few off the top of my head. SLJ was terrific. I work with pre-schoolers and I made sure to let everyone I work with hear this. Naptime was a lot more bearable with this book in mind. Imagine putting 20 kids to sleep after hearing this. I am a single father of a 2½ year old boy. This book will give me so much more patience when putting him to sleep. This humor will lighten me up whenever my boy tests the limits. Thank you for writing a humorous book about parenting. There needs to be more of this. Maybe Mr. Mansbach will turn this into a series. What other parenting topics could be described in this fashion?

Jun 29 11 - 6:11pm

The day I first heard aboutt his, the Safety Tip on the calendar at UPS was "To get a good night's sleep, establish a relaxing pre-sleep routine." I nearly snorted snot all over my crew trying to read this to them. My vote for narrator goes to the late Vincent Price.

Jun 21 11 - 12:36am

not cute

Sep 02 11 - 1:18pm
get a life

Yeah, you probably aren't either

Jun 21 11 - 4:33am

ideal narrator; christopher walken

Jun 21 11 - 5:08am

Americans, do you realise the rest of the world laughs at you and your fucked up political system?

"Democrats" and "Republicans", they are both a joke. They are just as corrupt as each other, its all about who can buy the most power. The sooner you stop your in-fighting and sort out a government system that is ACTUALLY democratic, the sooner the rest of the world will stop thinking that your all dumb as fuck.

Jun 21 11 - 7:46am
P.S. Not American

You mean "dumb as fuck" like yourself: who has nothing better to do then scour the internet looking for obscure places to post your one sided views of America. Do yourself a favor...pull your head out of your ass. When you are done with that grow a sense of humor. Re-watch and reread this article....then perhaps post something more ON TOPIC...dumb ass.

Jun 21 11 - 10:34pm

fuck you, dick. I meant to reply to some of the first comments up the top from the bickering political morons, but instead posted at the bottom. I do have a sense of humor and i do find this funny. screw you

Jun 25 11 - 6:36pm

You mean "you're all dumb as fuck." Not, "your all dumb as fuck." Imagine my catching this elementary mistake, being an American and all.

Jun 29 11 - 6:13pm

DNFTT: Do not feed the trolls - including the Ayatrollahs.

Jun 21 11 - 9:10am
Baileigh's Grandma

I am proud to admit that this book will be given to her parents sometime later today when my grand-daughter makes her arrival into the world. I had heard about the book and immediately bought it. Glad to know that someone finally put into print the exasperation that parents go thru trying to put a toddler to sleep (on nights when they "aren't quite ready"). Kudos also to Samuel L. Jackson for his narration of the book. Truly amazing and a must buy for everyone. Once again, thank you.

Aug 04 11 - 11:03pm
holy crap

You're the coolest grandma ever. Just saying.

Jun 21 11 - 9:25am

Screw Good Night, Sweet Butterflies: A Color Dreamland by Dawn Bentley, all children should have Samuel L Jackon's audible book. Maybe if this was played while I was little I would have turned out 60x's better. This is a MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 21 11 - 11:32am

Thought I'd give it a listen and then ended up sleeping before it was even over...

Jun 22 11 - 12:05am

Uhm.. Betty White, anyone? That would make my life!!

Jun 29 11 - 6:13pm

And we have a winner!

Jun 22 11 - 2:25am

James Earl Jones would be my pick of choice... but hats off to SLJ!

Jun 22 11 - 10:51am

I'd love to hear John Wayne narrate this that would be my choice

Jun 22 11 - 11:30pm

I want a daddy like U, pls. tell me the story again & again, so I can grow up like you. Pls. remember when you grow old, I'll just say, just WTF, go to sleep. Need help, I can do that U!!!

Jun 25 11 - 7:02am

Wow outstanding ! I gotta say I totally love this, Samuel.L.Jackson makes it even better !

Jun 26 11 - 1:30pm

this is so fucking funny!!! And so true. the writer should give other parenting issues this treatment. Its kind of instructive with the humor.

Jun 28 11 - 11:56am

My dream narrator would have to be Morgan Freeman....o yeah. What a great book. The music ties is all together haha.

Jun 28 11 - 3:01pm

Would love to hear Ian holmes or derick jacobi do this. Jacobi the most because he does in the night garden :-)

Jun 28 11 - 3:21pm

joe pesci!!!

Sep 02 11 - 1:20pm
get a life

Hell yeah!

Jun 28 11 - 5:23pm

Absolutely Joe Pesci!

Jun 29 11 - 4:51pm

James Earl Jones, Christopher Walken, Joe Pesci, Dave Chapelle, Chris Rock, and Louis C.K.

Jun 30 11 - 12:04am

me, myself, and I

Jun 30 11 - 3:36am
Morgan Freeman

The mere thought...of reading this book...utterly intrigues me. Read it, I shall.

Jun 30 11 - 4:30pm

I vote for Jack Nicholson....."Here's Johnny!"

Jun 30 11 - 5:59pm

Simple, but creative story. Brilliant marketing strategy!

Jul 01 11 - 5:07pm

Mickey Rourke... perhaps..?

Jul 02 11 - 9:52pm

EMINEM do it please111

Jul 03 11 - 2:29am

Great Book!!LOL

Jul 04 11 - 2:15am

I demand to hear Mufasa, Sean Connery, Gilbert Godfried, Charlie Murphy, and CLint Eastwood narrate this book. I'd personally buy an album with that lineup.

Jul 04 11 - 2:16am

Oh, and Anthony Hopkins. That fucker would really round out the cast, wouldn't he?

Jul 04 11 - 10:56am

I can't wait for more. Can we do a "Just eat your fuck'n food" one?

Jul 07 11 - 9:15pm

thats so funny.

Jul 05 11 - 6:18am

Hahahahaha!I reckon he should have gone all Pulp Fiction up on it's arse! lol... I'm thinking the Marsellus Wallace scene.

Jul 05 11 - 5:13pm
Hazel POnce

Hahahahaha!!!!! I love it!!!!!

Jul 05 11 - 9:35pm

I read evernight to my two daughters who were nine.5 months apart (basically same age) until each night I would fall asleep and wake up later to their little partying. Just had to give it up. Wish I'd had this book, I might have had some impact. Never swore to my kids, but don't think for one minute they didn't.
PS It is so refreshing to hear others have the same problems. OOPs, I'm nodding off!

Jul 06 11 - 10:43pm

if it was my book john travolta would narrate.

Jul 07 11 - 9:15pm

I'm a single parent, trying my best. This just made my day :)

Jul 09 11 - 8:23pm

I want to hear Sean Connery read this. It would be so perfect! :D

Jul 10 11 - 8:34pm

marlon brando. not the godfather voice

Jul 12 11 - 3:53pm
Dr. Friend

Joe Pesci: The Goodfellas, Casino version.

Jul 13 11 - 11:38pm

Emma Thompson would be great. Alan Rickman too.

Jul 14 11 - 10:12am
Woe B. Gone

Two words:



Nov 07 11 - 4:41pm

YES! On PHC :)

Jul 14 11 - 3:33pm

As a mother of 3, this is fucking hilariousness.

Jul 16 11 - 1:06am

Fuck Obama.

Jul 19 11 - 4:58am
just me

OMG!!!!!!!! Everyone just chill out!! Smile once in a while ! It is healthy and good for the soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 19 11 - 4:59am
just me

Thanks to those of you who just enjoyed!!!! :)

Jul 22 11 - 5:51am

Frnakly I think that's absolutely good stuff.

Jul 24 11 - 12:14pm

Personally, I think that Al Pacino would be hilarious.

Jul 28 11 - 12:05am

Sam Kinnison would have done this story justice!

Jul 28 11 - 2:08am

all of you muthafucks! Go the fuck to sleep! hahahahahaha!

Jul 29 11 - 9:35pm

I would love to hear Anthony Hopkins...

Jul 30 11 - 6:06am

go the fuck to sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!1

Aug 01 11 - 9:13am

How about Clint Eastwood?

Aug 04 11 - 9:23pm
Steven Briggs

Levar Burton FTW

Aug 05 11 - 7:30am

Funnest shit ever!

Aug 05 11 - 7:31am

Perfect, Narrator. Thx Samuel L. Jackson

Aug 05 11 - 2:47pm
OldRUSHfan (the BAND

Leonard Nimoy in full "SPOCK" mode.....oh, and Shatner in full SHATNER mode! LOL

Sep 04 11 - 2:03am

OMG ... I've written that book in my head so many times ...

Sep 19 11 - 9:16pm

go the fuck to sleep you brats.

Sep 28 11 - 8:30am

If u do not find this funny,,u got some issues!

Oct 15 11 - 7:49pm
butt fuckin quiter

I find this book absolutely disgusting and I can't believe you idiots like this... fuckin white people

Nov 30 11 - 1:55pm

This is a wonderful adult comedy book, even though it really doesn't need THAT much cussing. I enjoyed listening because SLJ has a wonderful voice. The axe commercial I got at the end was pretty great too. Your political banter, racial slurs, and any other sorts of stupid crap doesn't belong here.

Dec 15 11 - 2:02pm
Nobody Special

I liked the book for it's ADULT humor. I think SOME of the F-words could have been a little minimized, but the most assinine thing was Butt Fuckin Quiter's name and comment. Seriously. How can someone who chose their own screen name to be "butt fuckin quiter" have any weight with their expressed opinion, especially when followed by the racial slur.

Dec 16 11 - 10:48pm

would love to hear Barack and Michelle reading the little ones the book

Dec 19 11 - 7:17am


Jan 07 12 - 6:36pm

People make fun of the 50s...well get me back there quick. I feel like I have landed on a strange planet..where does this crap end. Are you kidding me??? A best seller...why not? You don't need talent anymore...just be as uncouth and disrespectful as possible and you've got it. I'm fed up, disgusted and disappointed. Where has decency and good examples for children gone...yes GONE.

Jan 26 12 - 10:42am

this is hillarious!!! and all toooooo true!!!

Feb 26 12 - 1:53pm
jessica hills


Jul 11 12 - 11:19am

Samuel Jackson should be president, I think he would straighten the economics out and allow swear words, LOL