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Is It Ok To Be a Bad Parent Sometimes (Especially at Bedtime)?: A not-yet published book called Go the F**k to S...

Is It Ok To Be a Bad Parent Sometimes (Especially at Bedtime)?: A not-yet published book called Go the F**k to S...

A not-yet published book called Go the F**k to Sleep is currently (at the writing of this post) #2 on Amazon's rankings. The book, by writer Adam Mansbach, is a satirical send-up of picture book bedtime stories of the likes of Goodnight Moon , with each two-page spread offering color-rich illustrations with a sometimes asleep, sometimes not, big-eyed kid and four lines of verse written in the voice of a very weary parent, in phrases sprinkled with f- and s- bombs and the like. As Eric Steinman notes on Green Living , the book is "not really a children’s book, but more of an adult pacifier in the fashion and manner of children’s lit." The New York Times describes the phenom the book has become: Shortly after Mr. Mansbach gave a first reading in Philadelphia on April 23, the book’s pirated contents swept the Internet. Message boards and Facebook groups shot up like a spontan...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/is-it-ok-to-be...

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