''Go the Fuck to Sleep'' is a 2011 [[ChildrensLiterature children's book]] {{parody}} by Adam Mansbach.

It is the lament of a man whose child will not [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin go the fuck to sleep]]. It went [[MemeticMutation viral]] in galleys, and was then helped by an audiobook [[https://youtu.be/nDGKK6y8OtQ read by]] Creator/SamuelLJackson (and later on, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3xFZ0A15Bg by]] Creator/WernerHerzog).

Was later turned into a {{Bowdlerised}} version aimed at children called '''''Seriously, Just Go to Sleep'''''. In September 2014, a proper sequel was released, '''''[[http://www.amazon.com/You-Have-F-g-Eat/dp/1617753785 You Have]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Vou9-Z0Is Fucking Eat]]'''''.
* AffectionateParody: Of the rhyming, saccharine books normally read to small children at bedtime. This one assuredly cannot be read to a child at bedtime or any other time, unless you buy the aforementioned bowdlerised version.
* AntagonisticOffspring: A mild and even affectionate example, but the child is clearly at odds with the parent's desire for them to just [[TitleDrop go the fuck to sleep]], to the parent's great frustration.
* BleepDammit: The moon on the front cover covers all of two letters of the word "Fuck"; it isn't really fooling most readers.
* ClusterFBomb: The book contains many instances of the F word as well as some other swears.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The narrator wants you to, well, ''go the fuck to sleep.''
* GagCensor: On the book's cover, the central word in the title is obscured by the Moon.
* GettingTheBabyToSleep: The book is entirely this trope, being about the desperation to send a child to sleep.
* HellIsThatNoise: The sound of the microwave. "Beep!"
* TheInsomniac: The kid seems to be tending this way.
* ParentsAsPeople: The hapless parent just wants to get their kid to sleep so they can watch a movie. Let's face it; what parent hasn't felt exactly like this at least once?
* RefugeInAudacity: It's a children's book spoof about parents being so irritated by their child refusing to sleep that their orders for the child to go to bed are peppered with strong swear words. There aren't many other things as audaciously funny.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: One page mentions and has illustrations of pangolins.
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The parents succeed in putting their child in bed after much effort, but the beep of their microwave instantly undoes it.]]
* SubvertedKidsShow: What with the swearing and all.
** A proper SubvertedKidsShow with Noni Hazlehurst's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xtcB457jqQ reading]], as many of the Australian fans are old enough to remember her from ''Series/PlaySchool''.
** A second proper subversion [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBHwmVlP_DE occurs with]] ''Series/ReadingRainbow'''s Creator/LeVarBurton.
* TitleDrop: The phrase "Go the fuck to sleep!" gets repeated several times.
-> ''I'll read you one very last TV Tropes page if you swear you'll go the fuck to sleep.''