Thursday, November 13, 2014
His first book blew everyone awaty. Including Morgan Freeman. Go the F To Sleep. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with author Adam Mansbach. From the award winning novelist and #1 New York Times best-selling author of 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. Profane, loving, and deeply cathartic, You Have To F**king Eat (Akashic Books; on-sale November 12, 2014; $14.95) breaks the code of child-rearing silence, giving moms and dads a much-needed chance to laugh about a universal problem. It’s also a perfect gift book, timed for release during the holiday season. Says author Adam Mansbach, the unlikely spokesperson for a new generation of parents worldwide: “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.” Adam Mansbach once again teams up with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books on this release, which features illustrations by Owen Brozman, whose art has appeared in Scholastic, Time Out New York, and National Geographic. Like the smash hit Go the F**k to Sleep, You Have to F**king Eat perfectly captures Mansbach’s trademark humor, which is simultaneously affectionate and radically honest. You probably shouldn’t read it to your kids. Go the F**k to Sleep highlights: • #1 New York Times bestseller (41 weeks in Top 10), and hit many other bestseller lists including Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, and more. • Translated in 35 international territories. • Audible Studios audiobook, featuring an iconic performance by Samuel L. Jackson (with other celebrity readings and endorsements from the likes of Charlize Theron, Jessica Simpson, Werner Herzog, Jenna Elfman, Judah Friedlander, and more!) became a viral phenomenon listened to millions of times. • Movie rights sold to Fox 2000, where a feature film is currently in development. ABOUT ADAM MANSBACH Adam Mansbach's novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Believer, Granta, Los Angeles Times,, and many other publications. He is the 2010-2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His book Go The F**k To Sleep was a New York Times Bestseller. The sequel, You Have To Fu**ing Eat will be published in November 2014 by Akashic Books. His daughter Vivien is six.
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