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Adam Mansbach is a novelist, screenwriter, humorist, and cultural critic (in addition to having built an obscene fake children's book empire). His books include Rage Is Back, the California Book Award-winning The End of the Jews, and the best sellers Angry Black White Boy and For This We Left Egypt?, cowritten with Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. Mansbach was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his screenplay for the Netflix Original Barry, and is currently adapting his middle-grade novel Jake the Fake Keeps It Real for the Disney Channel. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and on National Public Radio's This American Life, the Moth, and All Things Considered.Owen Brozman is the illustrator of the New York Times best seller You Have to Fucking Eat, Kindness & Salt, and the acclaimed graphic novel Nature of the Beast. He has illustrated for National Geographic, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York, Ninja Tune, Scholastic, and numerous other clients. His work has been recognized by 3x3 magazine, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Creative Quarterly, and many more. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
"Nearly a decade ago, the world was enthralled by a satirical
children's book by Adam Mansbach called Go The F**k To Sleep
that paired kid-friendly illustrations with a cuss-tinged message
about the frustrations of being a new parent...Now, with Mansbach
and Brozman coming back for another installment, another famous guy
has leant his voice to the inappropriate audiobook version...Larry
David (who must think the word 'f**k' is pretty, pretty, pretty
good) will read the audiobook for F**k, Now There Are Two of
--The A.V. Club"The cheeky follow-up is about a household that has grown to a family of four, which (surprise) is harder than one kid. Mansbach knows his material well, having had two kids in less than two years. The result: A hilarious, affectionate monologue addressed to the older sibling. Not to be read to a child."
--New York Post, Buzz Book pick"Larry David will narrate the audiobook version of a popular children's tale, in what may be the most sarcastic, dark-humored bedtime story known to man."
--CBS News"The third installment in [Mansbach's] series of 'children's books for adults' is F**k, Now There Are Two of You--an honest look at the reality of welcoming a second child."
--HuffPost"The book is not appropriate for bedtime reading for children. But the book's description promises a 'loving monologue' about a second child in Mansbach's trademark 'profane truth-telling, ' which is why people laughed so hard they cried through Mansbach's first book."
--USA Today"Adam Mansbach, who famously told the world's children, Go the F**k to Sleep, is back with the third installment of his profane picture books...This time around, his loving but overwhelmed narrator is dealing with the demands of caring for a second child. Naturally, the book is called, F**k, Now There Are Two of You."
--Washington Post Book Club"Hey, you know when you find out you're having a second baby, and you're overjoyed remembering that sweet newborn smell and thinking of all the cuddles, then you start remembering the sleep deprivation, the crying, the near-constant feeding, realize now you have to face all that while also keeping your older child alive, and go 'Oh, f*ck?' There's a book for that."
--HuffPost Canada"In 2011, the bedtime book game was forever changed with Adam Mansbach's epic lullaby, Go the F**k To Sleep. At the time, the book was a revelation for tired parents who, of course, still love their children, but really and truly need kids to take a break for a bit. Now, eight years later, Go the F**k To Sleep is getting a f*cking sequel, F**k, Now There Are Two of You."
--Yahoo! Parents"Nothing can prepare you for having two children, but if you're on the precipice, it's worth considering that 'for years--f**king years!--there will not be a time no one's sh*tting or crying or peeing.' Truer words were never printed, bound, and given a glossy cover."
--Romper"Known for his knee-slapping, relatably vulgar depictions of the realities of parenthood, Mansbach's new book is described as 'a loving monologue about the new addition to the family.' Written for the oldest sibling of a new baby, F**k, Now There Are Two of You is being recorded by one of the greatest (and Jewish!!) comedic minds of our era: Larry David."
--Kveller"From the older child feeling jealous over the new baby, to the parents never having time for adult things, to the exhaustion that comes from trying to handle two energetic children--a lot of people will be able to relate and will find this book both hilarious and honest."
--Read Yourself Happy"Many will be familiar with the first two books in this series; Go The F**k to Sleep and You Have to F**king Eat, and this one is in the same vein, written by and for weary parents everywhere. It voices and confirms the same fears all parents of two or more children have; what have we done? Why did we think one kid was hard? Who is going to pay for your college education? The book's text rhymes, and each page is complete with a full-colour illustration depicting the chaos that is parenthood, so it's entertaining on both levels."
--I've Read This"This was **** good as the first one!! I couldn't put it down and read it of course in one sitting...If you want a good laugh/cry as a parent this is a must read for you!"
--Crossroad Reviews"Adam Mansbach helped a generation figure out how to get their kids to sleep--finally--with Go the F**k to Sleep. Of course, it helped that the irreverent book was narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. It also helped the Mansbach put into words what all struggling parents are feeling. Now he's back with a...profane and candid look at being a parent."
--Man of Many"If you have one kid, or two or three or four, you will get a chuckle out of reading this book because everything in it is true."
--Weekend Notes"It's the best f**king news we've heard all day: the smash-hit Not Safe For Kids bedtime book, Go The F**k To Sleep is getting another cheeky follow up."
--Essential Baby"Adam Mansbach, the guy behind the NSFW lullaby that knocked all other parenting books off the shelf, is back with another R-rated book for parents. You're going to want this one, guys."
--Moms"There's some big effing news for parents and lovers of literary expletives. Author Adam Mansbach has released another follow up to his New York Times Bestseller Go the F**k to Sleep, and parents everywhere will undoubtedly relate and rejoice."
--The Dad"Parents of two or more are once again expected to double over with laughter reading F**k, Now There Are Two of You."
--Cafe Mom"Anyone with two (or more) little ones will know that face-palm feeling of 'what have we done?' which is well summed up in this sequel."
--Parent 24"We are so here for this because every parent of multiple children knows the amount of work that happens when introducing a second child doesn't double, it quadruples...At the end of the day--after all the toys are cleaned up, the baths are given, the meals go uneaten and you cave and let them have cereal--what better way to tuck your newest member of the family in than by reading F**k, Now There Are Two of You."
--ScaryMommy"Mansbach gets it. He understands the trials, tribulations and seemingly never-ending stream of sleepless nights. After giving voice to two of the biggest struggles parents face, bedtime and meal-time, Mansbach is now taking on how life changes when you go from one to two kiddos."
--Red Tricycle"It was the book that became a bible for weary parents everywhere--a kids' story aimed at grown-ups that perfectly summed up the struggles of sleep deprivation. And now Go The F**k To Sleep author Adam Mansbach is back with a sequel aimed at outnumbered parents."
--Netmums"The most brutally honest, real-talk, and extremely relatable book any parent needs when adding a new baby to the fam is out now, thanks to Adam Mansbach."
--Real Momster"A heartfelt portrayal of the horrors of starting a family."
--Readasaurus Reviews"Kudos to Adam Mansbach for revealing parenting as an exercise in failed self-control and to Owen Brozman for making it look so fun despite all the despair."
--New York Journal of BooksIncluded in Shelf Awareness's "Book Title Grawlixes Equal a 'Sh*t Ton of Sales'"One of Publishers Weekly's Big Indie Books of Fall 2019"If you're a fan of both Larry David and profane children's book parodies, don't even try to curb your f*cking enthusiasm."
--Kirkus Reviews"The third installment in the adult picture book series that started with Go the F**k to Sleep addresses an older sibling whose family is invaded by a new addition."
--Publishers Weekly, Fall 2019 Adult Announcements (Comics & Graphic Novels)Critical praise for Go the F**k to Sleep: A New York Times, Amazon.com, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly number one best seller.One of Reader's Digest's 25 Funniest Books of All Time!"A new Bible for weary parents."
--New York Times"Incredibly appealing."
--NPR"A parenting zeitgeist...A phenomenon that has stunned the publishing world and may just redefine the modern 'parenting' market."
--Washington Post"Delightfully obscene."
--Newsweek"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this deranged book."
--The New Yorker"Go the F**k to Sleep...is a lullaby that has been darkly and hilariously undercut with threat."
--The New Yorker, Cultural Comment"Perfectly timed, lightly applied touches of profanity are funny. Super funny. It's especially the case when the profanity puts words to common feelings that we aren't really allowed to own up to. Well, in that spirit comes this perfect little picture-book parody."
--Booklist"By any definition, the subversive Go the F**k to Sleep--in which a desperate father cajoles his child to please, please, slip off into dreamland--is a real game changer; it lets frazzled parents vicariously enjoy chastising their stubborn offspring with well-placed profanity while never uttering a harsh word aloud."
--Miami Herald"Adam Mansbach's Go the F**k to Sleep is the most controversial picture book on the shelves. Exhausted by his own daughter Vivien's tedious two-hour bedtime routine, Adam penned a would-be bedtime book that speaks the mind of beleaguered parents everywhere and the difficulties of getting your child to 'Go the F**k to Sleep.'"
--In Touch Weekly"The bracing language may be earning it headlines, but its true appeal--and, I suspect, the reason it has caught on with the toddler-terrorised masses-lies in its unapologetic acknowledgement that early parenthood is a struggle, a state defined as often by frustration as delight. For the exhausted parent, nudged to the brink of sanity by lack of sleep, Go the F**k to Sleep is more than a reason to snigger--it's a gesture of compassion."
--Daily Telegraph (UK)"Anyone who has ever had a newborn, an infant, a baby, a toddler, a preschooler...oh, heck, anyone who has ever known a young child will understand the impetus behind Adam Mansbach's runaway bestseller and 'children's book for adults.'"
--Shelf Awareness"The stratospheric success of Go the F**k to Sleep, I suspect, had much to do with the frustration we adults feel toward a society that automatically tags certain sentiments as vulgar, telling children that the only appropriate way to resolve conflict is by talking quietly and politely and telling parents that the only feeling permitted is one of contentment and gratitude. F*ck that. We, adults and children alike, are very often mad as hell, for no other reason than being perfectly human. And we need to see both mountains, need to hear all sorts of things, need to know our universe is not all blessing, not impossibly and repressively sweet."
--Tablet Magazine"Go the F**k to Sleep gives guilty fathers absolution."
--Haaretz"Adam Mansbach's Go The F**k To Sleep is one of the most joyfully sardonic, irreverent, and poignant books I have ever come across."
--Verbicide Magazine"Although I don't recommend ever reading this to your child, it's essential for all parents. It parodies children's books and really hits home. Best accompanied by a glass of wine or something stronger."
--Advocate, #1 Children's Book"Total genius."
--Jonathan Lethem, father of two, author of Motherless Brooklyn"A children's book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud--hilarious!"
--David Byrne, father of one, musician, artist