When I read You Have To F**king Eat, I literally laughed out loud!
From the author of the international best seller Go The F**k To Sleep comes the long-awaited sequel about one of the other great parental frustrations: getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal. Described as profane, loving and deeply cathartic, You Have to F**king Eat breaks the code of child-rearing silence, giving parents a much-needed chance to laugh about a universal problem.
An unlikely spokesperson for a new generation of parents worldwide, author Adam Mansbach 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 it 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." He adds, "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 teamed up once again with Brooklyn-based independant publisher Akashic Books on this release, which also features illustrations by Owen Brozman who's art has appeared in Scholastic, Time Out New York, and National Geographic. Just like in the smash hit Go The F**k To Sleep, You Have To F**king Eat perfectly captures Mansbach's trademark humor, a combination of dearly affectionate and radically honest...but you probably shouldn't read it to your kids.
As a mom to a toddler, I know all too well the struggles a parent faces each day with their child: going to bed, brushing their teeth, keeping their clothes on in public (I'm the mother to a little nudist!) and of course one of the most difficult challenges of all -- getting your picky eater to eat something decently healthy!
"I'm a big fan of the original book, Go The F**k To Sleep and when I read the follow-up You Have To F**king Eat, I literally laughed out loud! Any good parent knows that raising a kid isn't always easy and at times can be very frustrating; and Mansbach's latest book once again provides a humorous, lighthearted and brutally honest observation of what we all go through as parents desperately trying to get our little picky eaters to eat. Although it's not exactly a book you will want to share with your little one, it has a unique humor about it that both mom and dad can understand and enjoy," Steffany Skelley Gilmer.
(For those of you who enjoy the humorous observations of Adam Mansbach but prefer a more family-friendly approach, Seriously, Just Go To Sleep, the G-rated children's version of the #1 New York Times best-selling classic is also available.)
The 32-page hardcover You Have To F**king Eat retails for $14.95 and was released for sale in November 2014 by Akashic Books.
The Audible (North America) recording of You Have To F**king Eat, performed by the amazing Bryan Cranston (known for his unforgettable performances in Breaking Bad and Malcom in the Middle) is available for free at www.audible.com/eat
Book review by Steffany Skelley Gilmer
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