In a craptastic piece of analysis courtesy of Slate magazine, whose official motto is “We’re Taking Contrarian to Idiotic Lows,” Katie Roiphe reads Freud, Proust, helicopter parenting, liberal yuppies, and all kinds of angry parental resentments toward children into the the success of Adam Mansbach’s Go the Fuck to Sleep.
It couldn’t be the universal appeal, could it? No, not at all. It could most certainly not appeal to any parent who, at the end of the day, is often very tired themself and has done battle with their children to get them to go to sleep at a reasonable hour.
Few small children go to bed willingly. Don’t take it from this American Mutt.
Take it from that yuppie Samuel L. Jackson, who does a sublime reading of the book over at Audible.com.