October 09, 2019

#BookReview: Fuck, Now There Are Two of You by @adammansbach @AkashicBooks






Synopsis: The third installment in Adam Mansbach’s international best-selling Go the Fuck to Sleep series addresses, with radical honesty, the family implosion that occurs when a second child arrives.

Adam Mansbach famously gave voice to two of parenting’s primal struggles in Go the Fuck to Sleep and You Have to Fucking Eat—the often-imitated, never-duplicated pair of New York Times best sellers that ushered in a new era of radical honesty in humor books for parents. But what could possibly be left?

Parents—new, old, expectant, and grand—of multiple children already knew the answer. Adam discovered it for himself by having two more kids, less than two years apart.

Fuck, Now There Are Two of You is a loving monologue about the new addition to the family, addressed to a big sibling and shot through with Adam’s trademark profane truth-telling. Gorgeously illustrated and chock-full of unspoken sentiments channeled directly from the brains of parents worldwide, Fuck, Now There Are Two of You articulates all the fears and frustrations attendant to the simple, math-defying fact that two is a million more kids than one.

As you probably know by now, you shouldn’t read it to a child.


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About the Author: Adam Mansbach is a novelist, screenwriter, humorist, and cultural critic (in addition to having built an obscene fake children's book empire). His books include Rage Is Back, the California Book Award–winning The End of the Jews, and the best sellers Angry Black White Boy and For This We Left Egypt?, cowritten with Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. Mansbach was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his screenplay for the Netflix Original Barry, and is currently adapting his middle-grade novel Jake the Fake Keeps It Real for the Disney Channel. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and on National Public Radio's This American Life, the Moth, and All Things Considered.



Owen Brozman is the illustrator of the New York Times best seller You Have to Fucking Eat, Kindness & Salt, and the acclaimed graphic novel Nature of the Beast. He has illustrated for National Geographic, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York, Ninja Tune, Scholastic, and numerous other clients. His work has been recognized by 3x3magazine, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Creative Quarterly, and many more. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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My Review: When I saw this come I snagged that shit out of the mail because IT WAS MINE!!!!!  This was **** good as the first one!! I couldn't put it down and read it of course in one sitting.  I laughed thought the entire story but you also find yourself wanting to cry because you know that its the honest truth of how your life changes once an extra child pops into your life.  If you want a good laugh/cry as a parent this is a must read for you!! 








One of Publishers Weekly's Big Indie Books of Fall 2019
"If you're a fan of both Larry David and profane children's book parodies, don't even try to curb your fucking enthusiasm."
--Kirkus Reviews
"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."
--Publishers Weekly, Fall 2019 Adult Announcements (Comics & Graphic Novels)
Critical praise for Go the Fuck to Sleep:
New York Times, Amazon.com, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly number one best seller.
One of Reader's Digest's 25 Funniest Books of All Time!
"A new Bible for weary parents."
--New York Times
"Incredibly appealing."
--NPR
"A parenting zeitgeist...A phenomenon that has stunned the publishing world and may just redefine the modern 'parenting' market."
--Washington Post
"Delightfully obscene."
--Newsweek
"Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this deranged book."
--The New Yorker
"Go the Fuck to Sleep...is a lullaby that has been darkly and hilariously undercut with threat."
--The New Yorker, Cultural Comment
"Perfectly timed, lightly applied touches of profanity are funny. Super funny. It's especially the case when the profanity puts words to common feelings that we aren't really allowed to own up to. Well, in that spirit comes this perfect little picture-book parody."
--Booklist
"By any definition, the subversive Go the F**k to Sleep--in which a desperate father cajoles his child to please, please, slip off into dreamland--is a real game changer; it lets frazzled parents vicariously enjoy chastising their stubborn offspring with well-placed profanity while never uttering a harsh word aloud."
--Miami Herald
"Adam Mansbach's Go the F**k to Sleep is the most controversial picture book on the shelves. Exhausted by his own daughter Vivien's tedious two-hour bedtime routine, Adam penned a would-be bedtime book that speaks the mind of beleaguered parents everywhere and the difficulties of getting your child to 'Go the F**k to Sleep.'"
--In Touch Weekly
"The bracing language may be earning it headlines, but its true appeal--and, I suspect, the reason it has caught on with the toddler-terrorised masses-lies in its unapologetic acknowledgement that early parenthood is a struggle, a state defined as often by frustration as delight. For the exhausted parent, nudged to the brink of sanity by lack of sleep, Go the Fuck to Sleep is more than a reason to snigger--it's a gesture of compassion."
--Daily Telegraph (UK)
"Anyone who has ever had a newborn, an infant, a baby, a toddler, a preschooler...oh, heck, anyone who has ever known a young child will understand the impetus behind Adam Mansbach's runaway bestseller and 'children's book for adults.'"
--Shelf Awareness
"The stratospheric success of Go the Fuck to Sleep, I suspect, had much to do with the frustration we adults feel toward a society that automatically tags certain sentiments as vulgar, telling children that the only appropriate way to resolve conflict is by talking quietly and politely and telling parents that the only feeling permitted is one of contentment and gratitude. Fuck that. We, adults and children alike, are very often mad as hell, for no other reason than being perfectly human. And we need to see both mountains, need to hear all sorts of things, need to know our universe is not all blessing, not impossibly and repressively sweet."
--Tablet Magazine
"Go the F**k to Sleep gives guilty fathers absolution."
--Haaretz
"Adam Mansbach's Go The Fuck To Sleep is one of the most joyfully sardonic, irreverent, and poignant books I have ever come across."
--Verbicide Magazine
"Although I don't recommend ever reading this to your child, it's essential for all parents. It parodies children's books and really hits home. Best accompanied by a glass of wine or something stronger."
--Advocate, #1 Children's Book
"Total genius."
--Jonathan Lethem, father of two, author of Motherless Brooklyn
"A children's book for grown-ups! I really did laugh out loud--hilarious!"
--David Byrne, father of one, musician, artist









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