#JIAM Politically incorrect Father’s Day gift

Free download of Go the F*ck to Sleep as read by Samuel L. Jackson? Yup, Audible has Adam Mansbach”s picture book + profanity runaway best-seller available here at no charge for a limited time. You might be able to see Jackson in action in front of the mic on YouTube below – but previous videos have been pulled. Mansbach set off a firestorm of love/hate reactions to the book’s simple refrain that has echoed through the heads of fathers (and mothers) since the dawn of time – but up until now hasn’t been included in a dreamly-drawn faux-bedtime picture book. Catch up with the controversy on Boing-Boing, via Roger Sutton (& commentors), and in this review from Booklist‘s own Ian Chipman. Just be sure to play this one through your headphones, NOT for the kids – as the Audible website says

Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the F**k to Sleep is a book for parents new, old, and expectant. Due to its explicit language, you probably should not play it for your children.

Go the F**k to Sleep is available free for a limited time. Feel free to share the link to this page with tired parents and other people who could use a good swear and a laugh.

A tip of the Father’s Day hat to all you dads out there who willing have  spent uncountable hours reading aloud to your children with a smile on your face. This one’s for you 🙂

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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