Samuel L. Jackson reads “Go the F**k to Sleep”

Remember when Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés went viral courtesy of a pirated pdf of the book and, consequently, took the number one spot in Amazon prior to its release? I’ll take “vaguely” for an answer, because that’s about as much as I paid attention to the story at the time. This is, after all, a book for parents and the only thing I’ve ever been nursing is a hangover. I guess there’s some common ground there, both states being self-induced and that. But I digress.

To celebrate the release of the book they’ve also released a 6 minute audiobook on Audible, completely free of charge for a limited time. And as the caption might have led you to believe, it is indeed voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, the go-to man for all your NSFW needs.

If audiobooks aren’t to your liking, here’s the whole thing in a convenient video clip format. Reading starts around one minute.

According to Mansbach, there might be a Werner Herzog rendition in the works as well. We’ll see how that pans out, the impersonations of Herzog reading various children’s books that have been making the rounds for some time now might have already exhausted the comedy value to its full extent (1,2,3).

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Herzog’s live rendition is online. Check it out here, but be warned: it is a live reading and there are is live audience.


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