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Parenting is an absolutely amazing ride, but it’s also a ride that’s fraught with all sorts of twists & turns. There are the days you’re riding high in victory, and your household is running like a well-oiled machine.
Then there are the days that resemble a flaming dumpster fire, because life with kids is always…well, “eventful”.
One of the most cathartic ways to deal with the trials & tribulations of raising a child is through humor; after all, it’s better to laugh than to cry, am I right??
In the vein of poking fun at tired parents’ pain, humorist Adam Mansbach first penned the hilariously blunt “kid’s” (intended for parents) book, “Go The F*ck To Sleep” back in 2011.
Mansbach has penned yet another brutally honest book about the trials & tribulations of parenting. It’s called “F*ck, Now There Are Two Of You”, and it’s f*ckin HILARIOUS.
When Mansbach first released “Go The F*ck To Sleep”, it nearly broke the Internet. It was a lovely lullaby… chock-full of rhyming prose, lovely pictures, & juicy F*bombs:
The cats nestle close to their kittens,
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You are cozy and warm in your bed, my dear.
Please go the fuck to sleep.
Aww! Isn’t it adorbs?!
The book debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for advice books, which just goes to show you that parents everywhere are exhausted and f*in OVER the nightly kid bedtime routine.
But it wasn’t just the bestseller list that kept the book circulating; there were mock YouTube videos. Dramatic theater presentations. And who can forget Jennifer Garner & Samuel Jackson’s dramatic reads??
Just in case you’ve never had the good fortune of hearing Jackson recite this sweet bedtime ditty, here it is in all it’s glory. You’re welcome.
Mansbach’s released another humor book in 2014: “You Have To F*****g Eat”, and anyone that has tangled with a stubborn toddler at mealtime knows exactly how that goes down.
His newest release, however, is considered the true sequel to “Go The F*ck To Sleep”, his first sleepy-time saga lullaby.
Publisher’s Weekly aptly summed up the focus of “F*ck, Now There Are Two Of You” as:
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.
“Invaded”, indeed. Listen, I’m in my mid-forties, & I’m still not sure I forgive my parents for bringing my brother home, so… many parents can relate to tackling the trainwreck that is sibling rivalry.
After having two kids less than two years apart, Mansbach undoubtedly drew from personal experience (or personal pain, perhaps??) for his latest inspiration.
Anyone with multiple kids knows that siblings drive each other crazy constantly- enough to convince you that they’re actually working together... conspiring to drive YOU crazy.
Amazon concurs; the website’s description of “F*ck, Now There Are Two Of You” states that it:
Articulates all the fears and frustrations attendant to the simple, math-defying fact that two is a million more kids than one.
Truth, Amazon. TRUTH.
And if you thought that it would be cool for Samuel Jackson to record the audio sequel to this, we can do you one better:
There’s already an audio version that will soon be available for purchase, and it was recorded by none other than Larry David himself- the co-creator of Seinfeld and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm. It will be the best, Jerry! The BEST!!
So rejoice, weary parents everywhere; another lullaby to laugh by is coming your way, and it is going to be F*CKIN AWESOME!!
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