A year ago, Adam Mansbach was a respected author, poet, and musician known for his thoughtful novels, lectures, and raps. Fast forward a bit, and he's the guy who got the F word into a children's book title. That book grew from Mansbach's satiric Facebook post one morning after his two-year-old daughter refused to go to bed. Mansbach told Facebookers to look for his forthcoming book, "Go the ___ to Sleep." It was a joke that became a book that became a #2 Amazon best seller six months before it was even published. (It's still ranked in the top 100.)
In this exclusive Amazon interview, Mansbach discusses the unexpected success of his best-selling pseudo-children's nighttime book, Go the F**k To Sleep.