Written by Rutgers professor Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortés, “Go the F— to Sleep” is described as a “children’s book for adults.” During its marketing campaign where PDF copies were distributed via email, it became a viral sensation.
Originally scheduled for publication this October, the book hit No. 2 on Amazon.com’s bestseller list by April and was quickly released.
Born out of a Facebook status update, Mansbach has said that when his daughter Vivien was an infant, it would often take hours for her to fall asleep. Exhausted and exasperated, Mansbach posted this as a note on Facebook: “Look out for my forthcoming children’s book, Go the — to Sleep.”
Check out the video of Samuel L. Jackson reading “Go The F*** To Sleep” On The David Letterman Show.