I Will NOT Go the F**k to Sleep

I Will NOT Go the F**k to Sleep

by Richard Crasta


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By the father of three children, eight books, and one kicking and screaming Inner Child that refuses to go to sleep or grow up, this anthology of nonconformist humor, a No.2 Amazon humor bestseller for 5 weeks, imagines:

-What if the child ordered to Go the F**k to Sleep (in Adam Mansbach's zillion copy bestseller) decides to offer #resistance to adult fascism, using clever, child-like logic along with the occasional f-word?

-Five thousand Indian yogis flown in to balance India's budget deficit by spilling coffee on their laps at five thousand McDonalds restaurants.

-A Nuclear Weapons Fire Sale to balance America's budget deficit.

By the author described by Kurt Vonnegut as "very funny," this is not a book for children, but for adults who love absurd, satirical, and "no sacred cows whatsoever" humor.

"Hysterical and informative. For the rebel in you. Great style and humor"--Linda J. Lundy, Amazon 5-star review

"Inspired silliness, Pythonesque goofiness, political bite."--Laurie Boris, Author of "The Joke's on Me."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466480179
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/08/2011
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Richard Crasta lives, eats, and breathes in cyberspace, but does not own a virtual cat. His three sons are now old enough to decide when and for how long they wish to sleep, but once upon a time, he was a little child who dared not talk back to the adults who commanded his to sleep. This book is his Inner Child getting back at all those fascist adults! [Really? Grow up!] The e-book version of this book, as well as a special paperback edition, has been published under the pen-name "Benny Profane."

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I Will Not Go the F**k to Sleep 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
OnyxHeart More than 1 year ago
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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Laurie_Boris More than 1 year ago
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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