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New Book With ‘F’ Word in Title is Now Pulp Fiction

Too tired to read to the kids at night?

Samuel L. Jackson can do it for you.

"Go the F**k to Sleep" by Adam Mansbach
"Go the F**k to Sleep" by Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach's "children's" book called "Go the F*** to Sleep" (without the asterisks) is #1 on Amazon.

It has been the top seller for a month, ever since our Cindy Perman wrote about the book.

Now comes the audio version, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, who admits that he's said "Go the f*** to sleep" (without the asterisks) to his own kid, so much so that it became something of a catch phrase.

The audio book can be downloaded for free through Amazon's Audible.com.

Free?

Really?

Won't that hurt sales of the actual book?

Are you kidding?

The physical book will be the must-have baby shower/stocking stuffer/congrats-on-becoming-a-grandma gift of the year for those with a slightly degenerate sense of humor (GUILTY!). The audio version is just a quick gag to play on your iPhone.

Or, as I said at the beginning, you can play it when you're too tired to read to your kids. One plus — if Samuel L. Jackson tells your children to go to sleep, they'll go to sleep!

We've included an edited version of Jackson's reading just to give you a sampling.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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