Samuel L. Jackson reads the “Go the F*** to Sleep” book

After reading the encyclopedia of bedtime stories, singing four rounds of Twinkle Twinkle, and then providing my kids with snuggles, kisses, and several glasses of water, I go from sweetly shushing to sleep to bribing and begging them through gritted teeth and eyes rolled back in my head that silently say “Go to sleep already!” Except usually with a few expletives involved.

Apparently I’m not the only one.

The awesome new bedtime book “Go the F*** to Sleep,” which is for us parents, not kids, obviously, will have you nodding your head–that is if you can control it while you’re laughing hysterically. Well now it just got a whole lot better because you can download it as the Go the F***to Sleep audio book read by none other than Samuel L. Jackson. I couldn’t have conjured up a better choice myself.

If the book was funny on its own, it’s now wet-your-pants hilarious, and a little safer than having the book itself lying around your house for nosy little kids to find.

Be warned, there is obviously language here that is not appropriate for children–or you, if you’re not into that sort of thing. But I dare you not to laugh at Samuel L. Jackson reading, “Hell no, you may not have another glass of water.” That’s a little bit of genius right there. -Kristen

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  • Reply June 15, 2011


    A-mazing. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply June 15, 2011


    Uh….WOW….this is NOT for the faint of heart. The F-bomb is dropped every few lines. I downloaded the audio version for free and thought my husband and I would get a good laugh after the recommendation. But we had to turn it off after only 60 seconds of listening…in that time we heard about 6+ F’s and a Jesus Christ. Just wanted to warn people…I would have passed on it, had I known.

  • Reply June 15, 2011


    I am totally gutted! I can’t download this as I am in the UK and it has some sort of restrictions on it! :o( Have checked the UK version of Audible but they don’t have it.

    Wish I could have heard it…It sounds like it would have been great!

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    Reply June 15, 2011

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    Yep Jen. We warned you. This is R rated for sure.

  • So funny – on the radio today, the host is going to interview the author in a few minutes, so the book is really getting lots of publicity.

    I haven’t heard the audio yet, but I did read a few sample pages. We parents sometimes think these very thoughts, but dare not speaketh them.

  • Reply June 16, 2011


    hmmm…your warning was pretty muted. It would have been helpful if you’d said it was “definately R-rated” in your review above…rather than in the comments. ;o) Just feedback…I still love you guys! :o) :o) :o)

  • Reply June 16, 2011


    Samuel L. just kicked Johnny Depp out of the number one slot of my “to do” list! Love the background music, so soothing. hehe.

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