Dubbed “a children’s book for adults,” Adam Mansbach’s Go The F**k To Sleep will be read by none other than chronic f-bomber Samuel L. Jackson.
The pseudo bedtime story shot to number one on Amazon after the pdf version went viral across the Internet. It is even being reported that the book is being looked at by independent movie icon Fox 2000.
Jackson’s ability to modulate is a perfect match for the satirical tone of the story. The audio book is available for free download for a limited time from Audible.com.
According to the publisher’s summary, “California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s profane, affectionate, and radically honest verses perfectly capture the familiar – and unspoken – tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, he opens up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdity.”
Mansbach has received praise as well as damnation for his creative take on bedtime.
“Very clever idea, you wrote what most parents are thinking whether they admit to it or not,” shares one of Mansbach’s facebook fans.
While another voices her disdain, “The foul language, the denigrating sentiment directed towards children and everything about this book, including its popularity with parents is appalling to me.”
Video of Jackson recording the audio book can be seen on The Onion‘s news wire.