Adam Mansbach to Release Sequel to GO THE F**K TO SLEEP - YOU HAVE TO F**KING EAT
From Adam Mansbach, the author of the international best seller Go the F**k to Sleep, comes the long-awaited sequel about the other great parental frustration: getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal.
Breaking the code of child-rearing silence, it will give parents a much-needed chance to laugh about a universal problem. A perfect gift book, it will be timed for release ahead of Christmas with simultaneous publication on 11th November by Canongate in the UK, Akashic Books in the US and Text in Australia.
Profane, loving, and deeply cathartic, You Have to F**king Eat features original illustrations by Owen Brozman, whose art has appeared in Scholastic, Time Out New York, and National Geographic.
Adam Mansbach became the unlikely spokesperson for a new generation of parents worldwide after the publication of his phenomenally popular Go the F**k to Sleep. He says:
"There's been plenty of enthusiasm for a sequel over the years (and plenty of suggestions!) but I always said I'd only do one if it rang true to me-if I felt like I could imbue it with the same kind of honesty, love, and frustration as the first book. And eating is the other universal source of parental anxiety, a battle of wills just as pitched as sleep can be. From my own experiences and plenty of conversations with other parents, it seemed like a topic folks could use a laugh and a bit of catharsis about."
Go the F**k to Sleep became the unlikely smash hit of 2011, when it hit bestseller lists around the world before it was even published. An official audiobook was narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, with other celebrity readings and endorsements coming in from the likes of Charlize Theron, David Byrne, Werner Herzog, Noel Fielding, Thandie Newton, Jessica Simpson, Helen Walsh and more. Translation rights were licensed in 35 international territories, and film rights sold to Fox 2000 where a feature film is currently in development.
Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 international best seller Go the F**k to Sleep, as well as the novels Rage Is Back, Angry Black White Boy, The Dead Run, and The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award. He has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Esquire, the Believer, and National Public Radio's All Things Considered. His daughter Vivien is six.
Owen Brozman has illustrated for National Geographic, Time Out New York, Scholastic and numerous other clients. He and Mansbach recently collaborated on the acclaimed graphic novel Nature of the Beast, and his work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators
of Los Angeles, Creative Quarterly, 3x3 magazine, and many more. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.