|"The cats nestle close to their kittens,|
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear.
Please go the ____ to sleep."
Adam Mansbach, 34, is a Rutgers University professor, Columbia MFA graduate and author of fiction, including Angry Black White Boy and The End of the Jews, which won the California Book Award. He got the idea for this book while trying to get his toddler to nod off so he could write, according to an NJ.com article by Amy Pukerinsky.
“Look out for my forthcoming book, ‘Go the F--- to Sleep,’ ” he joked on Facebook. Enough people 'liked' the idea that Mansbach pursued it--apparently in just "two sittings." What began as procrastination (or the venting of parental frustration) became a full-fledged literary (with the exception of the expletive) endeavor. Look forward to a G-rated version for kids and a film-version by Fox.