No matter what side of the discussion you fall on, this children's book for parents is a sensation and has caused a stir! Unless one is under a literary rock, s/he knows of it by now.
If you are not familiar with Go the F--K to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, permit me to fill you in a bit on it. The controversial book will be published in October, 2011 by Akashaic Books.
The well-know author wrote the book for frustrated parents of young children after a friend suggested he do it. The rest, of course, is history.
Amazon's teaser says: "a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing off to dreamland. Honest, profane, and affectionate, Adam Mansbach’s verses and Ricardo Cortés’ illustrations perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night, and open up a conversation about parenting in the process.”
Here is a sample of one of the stanzas:
The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You're cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the f--k to sleep.
Please make up your own mind on this one. I think Mr. Mansbach has found a one-off niche, and it will be bountiful for him. And maybe fun and stress-relieving for the rest of us!