According to Newsweek, 85 % of new college graduates are back home with their parents because they can’t get jobs. That’s huge! How horribly sad for them. And their parents. But who thinks about the parents? Shouldn’t somebody?
Adam Mansbach’s book, GO THE F*** TO SLEEP, opened the door to something new in American culture—having the courage to express parental frustration in a loving, yet humorous way. You laughed so hard because it was what you secretly thought but never had the nerve to say.
Nowadays, nearly every older parent pushes her darling chick out of the nest only to get her back the minute the kid’s room has morphed into Mom’s meditation hall. Good-bye peace and quiet! I saw what was happening all around me, and it wasn’t a crying need for better lullabies. My friends were all wannabe empty nesters. So I felt the need to speak up for my generation.
Hence, GO TH F*** AWAY, an unabashed parody of Mansbach’s book for parents of boomerang kids. It’s illustrated with Elizabeth Lareau’s spot-on pen-and-ink cartoons and makes a charming 99 cent gift for 85 % of your friends. Buy it here! (Preview it here.) Highly recommended by some of today’s most famous dead and fictional parents! Even one who’s undead.
“First I make her immortal and then I keep her around for sixty years. And what does she do? She tries to kill me! Where was this book when I needed it?” The Vampire Lestat, father of Claudia
“We never saw a night alone. We never had coffee a deux. Yet we know how other parents live, and what peace and quiet must be.” Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dickinson, parents of Emily
“The cat’s not the only one up here on the damn roof! It’s the only place Big Daddy and I can get way from Brick and Maggie’s screamin’ fights. Guess what we’re readin’ up here?” Big Mama, mother of Brick
“This is the story of my life! Whydaya think I drink so much?“ Mrs. Irene Reilly, mother of Ignatius
“Five daughters still at home? FIVE?? The only time we ever smile is while reading this book.” Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, parents of Elizabeth
“My Howie wouldn’t just go and get his Ph.D and NOW look! What the hell would I do without this book?” Mrs. Wolowitz, mother of Howard