2 There Is A Children’s Book Called “Go The Fuck To Sleep”
You read that right., but it was never an intentional story.
The books author, Adam Mansbach’s had difficulty getting his 2 year old daughter to sleep, something many parents can attest to. One night after battling to get his daughter to sleep he posted a status on his Facebook wall, “Look out for my forthcoming children’s book, Go the — to Sleep“. Several of his friends saw his post and encouraged him to write the book.
He began work on his hypothetical book, and had a friend illustrate his story for him. He took his story to publisher Akashic Books to have it published. It became a viral hit after PDF copies of the book became available before its official release. The book eventually hit number 1 on Amazon.com.
While the book is written and illustrated in a style that resembles a children’s book, it is actually intended for adults. It has since been followed up with “You Need to Fucking Eat.”