Get the F*ck to Work: How Adam Mansbach Followed Up His Mega Successful Kids’ Book

After creating a pop culture phenomenon with a profane children’s book, Go The F*ck To Sleep, Adam Mansbach is back with Rage is Back. Here, he talks about using the momentum of success while writing a brand new chapter. How do you follow up a giant fucking phenomenon? If you’re Adam Mansbach, author of the 2011 New York Times #1 bestselling children’s book parody Go the Fuck to Sleep, you do your best to keep your head down and tune out the buzz—even if it continues to surround you. Before Akashic Books released Go the Fuck To Sleep in 2011, Mansbach and illustrator Ricardo Cortés became internet sensations when a PDF of the book--a spot-on satire of rhyming children’s books as seen through the eyes of one very tired, very frustrated parent--was disseminated widely online. Massive pre-orders for the book followed, then serious Web and magazine appraisals of What It All Meant, followed by even more sales. When Samuel L. Jackson recorded an audio version, relishing every verse with his Jedi Master F-bombs, it went from hit book to bona fide pop culture sensation. (A chilly Teutonic reading by Werner Herzog and a sanitized kid-friendly version of the book helped, too.)Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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