Maybe you’re a caring cook, crafting wholesome meals from scratch. Or maybe you crack open packages for a quick spin in the microwave before slapping them on the table. Maybe you do both. Whatever style you adopt to keep your family fed, chances are a thoughtless child has, at some point, rejected your efforts.
Well, f**k that. Seriously. Who needs that?
What parents need is some understanding, and we’re pleased to announce that it’s a-comin’. From the writer who brought you Go the F**k to Sleep, the parenting book that hasn’t solved a single child’s sleep problem, but has helped countless parents feel better anyway, comes You Have to F**king Eat.
So far, the publisher has released one teaser page, and it’s filled with the same gentle, profanity-laden grousing that charmed us the first time.
“There’s been plenty of enthusiasm for a sequel over the years (and plenty of suggestions!),” says author Adam Mansbach, “but I always said I’d only do one if it rang true to me—if I 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. 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.”
F***king right we could.
Mansbach’s latest F-bomb drops November 12. Until then, we’ll be playing this (NSFW) Samuel L. Jackson-narrated version of Go the F**K to Sleep on repeat in anticipation.