The long-awaited sequel to the #1 New York Times best-selling classic Go the Fuck to Sleep
"You Have to F**king Eat makes parents of picky eaters smile." —TODAY Parents
"Adam Mansbach . . . 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." —Entertainment Weekly
"Parents, Adam Mansbach gets you. He understood that sometimes your kids just won't go the f**k to sleep. And, in his new foulmouthed bedtime book for parents out Wednesday, he understands that sometimes they just won't f**king eat. And he knows, well, it's really f**king annoying. So how about some f**king comic relief?" —GQ
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Go the Fuck to Sleep comes a 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 Fucking Eat breaks the code of child-rearing silence, giving moms and dads new, old, grand-, and expectant, a much-needed chance to laugh about a universal problem.
A perfect gift book like the smash hit Go the Fuck to Sleep (over 3 million copies sold worldwide!), You Have to Fucking Eat perfectly captures Mansbach's trademark humor, which is simultaneously affectionate and radically honest. You probably shouldn't read it to your kids.
About the Author
Adam Mansbach is a novelist, screenwriter, humorist, and cultural critic (in addition to having built an obscene fake children's book empire). His books include Rage Is Back, the California Book Award–winning The End of the Jews, and the best sellers Angry Black White Boy and For This We Left Egypt?, cowritten with Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. Mansbach was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his screenplay for the Netflix Original Barry, and is currently adapting his middle-grade novel Jake the Fake Keeps It Real for the Disney Channel. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and on National Public Radio's This American Life, the Moth, and All Things Considered.
Owen Brozman is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller You Have to Fucking Eat, Kindness & Salt, and the acclaimed graphic novel Nature of the Beast. He has illustrated for National Geographic, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York, Ninja Tune, Scholastic, and numerous other clients. His work has been recognized by 3x3 magazine, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Creative Quarterly, and many more. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
An equally hilarious ode to kids at the table.
— Huffington Post
A likeable variation on a universal f**king theme.
— Kirkus Reviews
A hilarious sendup of the eternal fight between kids and their parents over what to eat and when—if at all.
— New York Journal of Books
If you're a frustrated parent with a picky child, or even just one who appreciates 'deranged' humor, especially humor that rhymes, this is a terrific read for you . . . Parents will enjoy a good chuckle and subtle reminder that everything is better, including parenthood, if tackled with a little bit of humor.
— San Francisco Book Review
You Have to F**king Eat, Sequel to Go the F**k to Sleep, Is Finally F**king Coming . . . It will arrive just in time to gift it to your brother-in-law, who, upon unwrapping it, will clutch it immediately to his chest and shake his head furiously at his waist-high daughter as she claws at him with her chewed up nails. 'No, no, it's not for you,' he’ll say, laughing and crying at the same time.
Parents, when your precious angel rips you from your three hours of sleep to demand food that he won't actually eat, you'll want this f'ing book.