Samuel L. Jackson reads children’s book featuring F-word

Samuel L. Jackson has narrated the audio version of a “children’s book for parents” called Go the F**k to Sleep. In the introduction he says he was anxious to do the audio read because when he read the book, he “fell out laughing.” Jackson explains, “I remember all those times I did read to my daughter when she was that age… I did say, ‘Go the f**k to sleep’ to her a lot. And I think at some point, she would look at me and say, ‘Go the f**k to sleep Daddy?’ and I would say, ‘Yeah. Go the f**k to sleep.'” The product review at Amazon describes the book as being “a bedtime book for parents” and “profane,” adding, “You probably should not read it to your children.” You can listen to it below:

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  1. Angela • June 16, 2011 @ 12:23 AM

    OMG, that’s so funny! Parents will definitely get a kick out of this.

  2. beast • June 16, 2011 @ 8:21 AM

    I read this to my niece, just changed the word to fudge.

  3. DD • June 16, 2011 @ 11:49 AM


  4. candy • June 16, 2011 @ 3:46 PM

    Why would you put a swear word in a little children’s book!?

  5. Marilyne Kelly • June 16, 2011 @ 4:26 PM

    Really hated this because of the “swear words”. I would never even think of reading this to myself, let alone to my children!!!! Ugh.

  6. Linda • June 16, 2011 @ 4:45 PM

    I am no prude, but am so tired of hearing the “F” word everywhere, particularly in movies. I go the the movies every friday. Now they think parents will think the book is funny. I did not appreciate the “humour” of having to listed to the “F” word at the end of every paragraph. It would have been funny if he used a different word. So glad I saw it on facebook and did not purchase the book

  7. Claire • June 16, 2011 @ 4:57 PM

    It can’t be everyones cup of tea, but for others it is! I found the pictures were nicely drawin, and as for the F#@k, replace it with another word if it will help you read the whole thing, don’t let one word ruin for you something that can be seen as beautiful.

  8. Heck yeah • June 16, 2011 @ 4:59 PM

    @linda, stop going to movies with swears in them if you can’t hearing them.

  9. Chris • June 16, 2011 @ 7:00 PM

    Wow. I’ve never seen so many squares in my life. It’s a word. We all use it at certain times. This is’ent ment for kids. Wow, are these people commenting a bunch of mormons?

  10. robin • June 16, 2011 @ 8:11 PM

    OMG! just about peed myself! That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard all week! Can`t wait to get this in my iPod!

  11. el • June 16, 2011 @ 8:29 PM

    Everyone needs to relax. Yes, profanity should be avoided and definitely not used around children. But this book is obviously for every sleep-deprived ADULT parent out there. It’s like the author read my mind. You love your precious child – they are your world and your own special miracle. But after the umpteenth night of trying to put them to sleep and they JUST WON’T EFFIN’ SLEEP – this says it perfectly. Only another sleep-deprived parent could understand.

  12. C-Dub • June 16, 2011 @ 8:50 PM

    I heard it on the radio and I laughed. It’s great. I don’t think it’s actually for kids. It’s more a kids book for frustrated parents. We can all love our kids but we all think this in the back of our brains.

  13. Linda • June 16, 2011 @ 9:37 PM

    I heard about this book the other day…and I think it’s hilarious!! It is NOT meant for children, but for parents of little sweethearts who want to stay up all night:( I am going to buy it as a Father’s Day gift, for my son who is expecting a little one in the fall.

  14. Patricia • June 17, 2011 @ 12:18 AM

    This is not funny in anyway . If humour has to use profanity ,especially the F””” word it makes me know that we are dealing with a bunch of low-intelligent morons who think we are all like them .
    It takes brains not to swear so try using them .
    And Jackson should have his brains checked talking to his little girl like that . How disgusting this world has turned out to be and it is just getting worse. It it all amounts to no respect for anyone.

  15. L1feless • June 17, 2011 @ 8:46 AM


    It is time for you to dismount from your high horse. After-all what’s the point of going on a language rant if you double type words and don’t check your grammar.

    For all you know this could have been an off-the-cuff sarcastic comment. Samuel is known for those from time to time. However, if this is in fact true, I would certainly agree that his selection of language around his kids as a father would be deemed questionable at best. I’d hardly go as far as saying that one man’s comments amount to no respect for anyone though. That’s just blowing things out of proportion.

  16. Jo-Anne • June 17, 2011 @ 2:42 PM

    hmmmm…..I thought George Carlin was hillarious….children’s book, not so funny but to each his own…

    Linda, you’re glad you saw it on Facebook so you know not to purchase it???? Like they had to tell you what the F…K stood for????

  17. Angela • June 17, 2011 @ 7:00 PM

    I originally saw this as an email and thought it was just a joke. I was crying I laughed so hard! When I saw it in Chapters this week I bought it immediately.

    I would never read this book to my children in a million years. It is definitely a book for adults.

    How many parents with all their frustration in trying to get their precious little ones to bed were thinking these thoughts in their head??? A lot! Heck I know I was. 😛

  18. Marsha • July 27, 2011 @ 8:08 PM

    This is the second time I have encountered Mr. Jackson and his disgusting remarks directed toward children. The first was a video on t.v. when Jackson walks past some young children and uses the f word when talking to them. How disgusting that this is being lauded by people. It may be aimed at adults but it is written as a children’s book and I find it appalling.

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