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Unorthodox bedtime stories, the sequel: 'You Have to F-king Eat'

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Adam Mansbach, the author of the international smash hit Go the F–k to Sleep, will delight exhausted and exasperated parents everywhere for a second time with You Have to F–king Eat—another children’s book that is most definitely not for children.

Described by independent Brooklyn publisher Akashic Books as “[p]rofane, loving, and deeply cathartic,” the book will tackle the universal frustration of parents who can’t get their kids to eat a damn thing. 

The followup to Go the F–k to Sleep—which spent 41 weeks on The New York Times Top 10 bestsellers list and was translated into over 30 languageswas inspired by Mansbach’s conversations with hundreds of other parents about their child-raising anxieties. Getting a kid to sit still and eat something without resorting to force-feeding is “a battle of wills just as pitched as sleep can be,” Mansbach said. “It seemed like a topic folks could use a laugh and a bit of catharsis about.” READ FULL STORY

'I Am Better Than Your Kids': Hilarious photos! -- EXCLUSIVE

Have you ever been forced to pretend that a kid’s bad art is a masterpiece? Super-manly blogger and “art” critic Maddox, lord of The Best Page in the Universe, has put together a compendium of children’s scribbles and his hilariously harsh critiques. The grades he gives these budding artists range from the shameful F– to the highest honor, F+ (although he hands A+’s to his own work, naturally). Maddox’s snarky takedowns of crayon drawings have been popular online for many years, but it’s even more hilarious to see them bound in a glossy, visually stimulating, occasionally eye-vomit-inducing coffee table book. I Am Better Than Your Kids is available in stores Nov. 1, but Maddox has shared a few pages and his comments for us to enjoy early. (Also, before anyone takes things too seriously, no children were scarred for life during the making of this book. Many of the featured child artists are now adults who fully realize they used to have no skills). READ FULL STORY

On the Books June 14: Werner Herzog reads 'Go the F**k to Sleep,' Terry Pratchett defends assisted death, and more

++ German auteur Werner Herzog, director of some very grownup films, is lending his voice to the literary sensation Go the F**k to Sleep, the children’s book sendup for adults by Adam Mansbach. The recorded reading by Herzog will be played at the New York Public Library to coincide with the release of the book (out today). Fans of the popular Youtube series of a Herzog soundalike reading children’s classics like Madeline and Where’s Waldo will be excited to get the real thing — although I suspect even adults might have trouble getting the f**k to sleep after hearing Herzog read. READ FULL STORY

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