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How mad are parents these days? Mad enough to write a book of profane nursery rhymes? Mad enough to buy a book of profane nursery rhymes? Yup. Parents have pre-ordered Go the Fuck to Sleep—which is filled with verses like this:
The eagles who soar through the sky are at rest
And the creatures who crawl, run and creep
I know you're not thirsty. That's bullshit. Stop lying
Lie the fuck down, my darling, and sleep.
The cats nestle close to their kittens now.in droves—droves so drovey that they've pushed this book to No. 1 on Amazon.com's bestseller list, where it's beaten out Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back (that super-Christian book "by" a preacher's kid about his NDE), Tina Fey's Bossypants, and Steven Tyler's memoir for the top spot. Best part? The book isn't even out yet. Release date: June 14th.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You're cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the fuck to sleep.
· Go the Fuck to Sleep, $8.18 at Amazon.com
· Go the Fuck to Sleep tops Amazon's best seller list [The First Post]
· Go the Fuck to Sleep: a storybook for exhausted parents [Boing Boing]