I Will NOT Go the F**k to Sleep [NOOK Book]

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By the father of 3 children, 12 books, and one kicking and screaming Inner Child that refuses to go to sleep or to grow up, this anthology of zany humor imagines:
--What if a child, asked to go the f**k to sleep by its father, could respond in adult language?
--A band of 5000 yogis flown in from India specifically to balance India?s budget...
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I Will NOT Go the F**k to Sleep

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Overview

By the father of 3 children, 12 books, and one kicking and screaming Inner Child that refuses to go to sleep or to grow up, this anthology of zany humor imagines:
--What if a child, asked to go the f**k to sleep by its father, could respond in adult language?
--A band of 5000 yogis flown in from India specifically to balance India’s budget deficit by spilling coffee on their laps at 5,000 McDonald’s restaurants.
--A Nuclear Weapons fire sale to help balance America’s deficit

This short anthology of politically incorrect humor and satire is a send-up of pretensions, prejudices, and politicians, of Daddies and Indians, Americans and Hollywood, gurus and Genesis, and a raw true story of pubertal disaster: a cool blend of sophisticated and silly laughter.

Kurt Vonnegut described the author’s first novel, The Revised Kama Sutra, as "very funny." Or, as a magazine review of that novel said: "No sacred cows whatsoever."
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Editorial Reviews

Alex Canton-Dutari
I must admit that I bought this book looking for a good laugh. I ended up with more than a few.
Laurie Boris Blog - Laurie Boris
"Funny, sometimes with a Pythonesque goofiness, but often with an irreverent poke in the eye to those in power. Inspired silliness, thoroughly enjoyable."
Linda Lundy
Hysterical and informative. For the rebel in you. Essays on a variety of topics, done with style and humor. I am still reading it. Unusual for me. Thank you, Richard, for making my day!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012950178
  • Publisher: Invisible Man Press
  • Publication date: 6/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,153,549
  • File size: 337 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Crasta was born and grew up in India, reading "Mad" Magazine and whatever comics he could lay his hands on, and dreaming of going to America to become a writer. He has spent over two decades in the New York area and has published fiction, essays, humor, and autobiographical books.
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    Posted June 26, 2011

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Hilarious and funny

    You shall love it if you have a streak of rebelliousness within you, if you are anti-institutionalism, anti-establishments and someone who is sensitized to today's world order. Its an excellent collection of essays on varied topics ranging from political satire, familial surroundings, parenting etc. all peppered with an exceptional sense of humour that shall make you laugh again and again....All in all, a very good read !!

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Clever, playful satire

    I had the pleasure of meeting Richard Crasta years ago at a networking event, and if not for that meeting (because he's mainly been published in India), I might have lost out on the experience of his clever wordplay and the playful but biting satire that peppers his writing. Immediately I purchased a copy of his first and most well known book, "The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel of Colonialism and Desire." (Buy it if you can.) Through an accident of the Internet, our paths crossed again, though we are now living on opposite sides of the globe. And through the magic of electronic publishing, I was able to catch up on the books that I missed. The one that caught my eye first was a book of essays titled, I Will NOT Go the F**k To Sleep, the title meant to be a satire on the recent and popular Adam Mansbach children's book that's more for parents, "Go the F**k to Sleep." It is, indeed, the title of the first essay in this book, a Stewie Griffin-meets-Bart Simpson take on this command from the child's point of view. The humor continues, some essays with a political bite, some with inspired silliness, but thoroughly enjoyable. For instance, one essay, "What You Don't Know about Bangaloring Could Hurt You," is a wisecracking look at outsourced American jobs from India's point of view. Another, "On The Trail of Sex in Kama-Land," got him censored in his homeland. Crasta also includes an especially funny excerpt from "The Revised Kama Sutra," in which our hero, at a tender age and with a repressed upbringing, is disturbed to discover the assertiveness of his male appendage. "A Tale of Two Weddings" puts a satiric lens on the stereotypes many people have about Indian culture. Crasta is funny, yes, sometimes with a Pythonesque goofiness, but often with an irreverent poke in the eye to those in power. But all good satirists, from Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain to Christopher Buckley and Bill Maher, know that humor is the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down. Or, as C. K. Chesterton put it, "Humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle." Or, as Crasta writes in his introduction, "The king's jester had no sacred cows, and was the only one who could laugh at the king and not pay for it with his life-why? Because to prevent a society from going insane, it needs a band of men and women who have carte blanche, carte blanche to point out that the Emperor is not wearing any clothes, or even that black polka dots on his polka dot pants are not dots but holes."

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