Thursday, June 16, 2011

Samuel L. Jackson Reads "Go The F--- To Sleep"

Oh this is too precious. Adam Mansbach’s Go The Fuck To Sleep is described as “a children’s book for adults,” a satirical pastiche of warm and fuzzy bedtime story tropes rewritten as a commentary on the often-frustrating experiences of being a parent—specifically the ordeal of, yes, trying to get your kids to go the fuck to sleep already. It quickly became a No. 1 hit on Amazon, had its movie rights optioned by Fox 2000, and now it’s an audiobook narrated by none other than Samuel L. Jackson, bard of the F-bomb. And by going to Audible.com, you can download it for free, just in time for Father’s Day.

Here's a sample of the read-a-long for your pleasure (I was ROFLMAO):

17 comments:

  1. Brilliant! I knew I ordered this book for a reason, and now I will hear Samuel L Jackson every time I read it!

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  2. A movie? Really? I think I should buy this for my brother; he's probably living it right about now.

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  3. The movie rights thing is simply an option. The last thing you want is to brainstorm ideas for a potential project, only to discover the premise for it has been grabbed by your rivals. To prevent this, they've locked it down, just in case. I doubt this will be made into a movie, of course this is Hollywood we're talking about.

    It was funny.

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  4. Oh my gosh, this is fantastic! Gotta love Samuel L.

    <3 Gina Blechman

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  5. This is like every night at my house. So funny.

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  6. Sounds interesting, but the youtube link appears to be taken down.

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  7. Brent: I linked another one thanks!

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  8. I was going to question the movie thing, until I saw T.D.'s comment. On the other hand, they've made movies out of thinner premises.

    I wish Samuel Jackson would come to my house and say that... but in a COOL way.

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  9. This is hilarious and exactly the type of story a parent would want to read when their kids won't go the f*ck to sleep! So funny!

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  10. I heard that Samuel L. Jackson was doing this - it was Tweeted, believe it or not.

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  11. Loved it! Ha! Michael, you made my day!

    Funny stuff, gotta look into this book.

    EL

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  12. I heart Jackson, I really do. Nobody drops an F-Bomb like that man. But the Ray Herman version on youtube stole my heart. He nails the tone of a sad, weary father on the edge of tears. And the fact he does what I do with a huge word: stumble over it then give up and say "Those giant THINGS"

    (Link of the Ray Herman version here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI6RrDveqm8)

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  13. Someone linked this on Facebook. Samuel L. Jackson brings that book to a whole new level!

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  14. Oh... I have a 14 month old & you have NO IDEA how hard that is... I haven't had a full nights sleep since before I gave birth to this lil' man :)

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  15. Sorry folks but the Ray Herman version was far superior to Jacksons'. Jacksons' is, well predictable. You knew what to expect from him and he delivered just that, it just isn't as funny. The pain and angst in Herman's voice is classic. His timing and tempo had us rolling in laughter. It's too bad this version is no longer available, as it is much better than any other out there.

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