No effort is more futile or maddening than trying to persuade a picky eater that food is necessary to survive.
The best-selling author of the refreshingly blunt children’s book titled “Go the F**k to Sleep” understands that pain more than you know. Adam Masbach is back with a long-awaited sequel, “You Have to F**king Eat,” published by indie publishing house, Akashic Books.
Despite the naughty language, in 2011, Mansbach’s debut topped The New York Times bestseller list, selling 1.5 million copies worldwide. When inimitable Samuel L. Jackson did a dramatic narration of the book for Audible, “Go the F**k to Sleep” quickly became a viral sensation.
But isn’t the joke a little worn? Is Mansbach simply tacking the F-word to sensible parental advice to sell copies? Or is he tapping into some collective parental exasperation that we feel when we spend the bulk of our days trying to persuade small humans to eat real food and sleep at reasonable hours?
Illustrated by Owen Brozman, “You Have to F**king Eat” will be available for purchase on November 12. Until then, you’ll have to rely on less explicit methods of dealing with your picky child.