Mansbach’s book: “Go the ---- To Sleep,” (Akashic Books, June 2011) is satire with words (and illustrations by Richard Cortes) that mimic the soaring imagery of many bedtime favorites. Except for the last line of each verse. They mimic what most sleep-deprived parents are truly thinking while they plod through the pages.
Here’s an example:
The windows are dark in the town, child
The whales huddle down in the deep.
I’ll read one very last book if you swear
You’ll go the [expletive] to sleep.
The book was originally scheduled to be published this October with a run of 10,000 copies. So much buzz built in recent days — from word-of-mouth and from an unauthorized pdf that’s been forwarded online repeatedly — that pre-orders began pushing it up the Amazon best-seller list until it reached the very top.
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