Hearing Jennifer Garner read Adam Mansbach’s expletive-filled children’s book Go the F*ck to Sleep will make your day.

She even ad libs a poignant line, adding, “I know you’re not thirsty, that’s bullsh*t, stop lying. Lie the f*ck down, my darling, and sleep.”

Watch the video and enjoy, knowing that you’re not alone in your expletive-filled nightly routine!

*Warning contains explicit language.


The mum-of-three (Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Sam, 4) certainly has a good idea of what parents deal with every day.

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  • I love this so very much.


  • Hahaha I love this! Every mother or fathers feeling at bed time I believe.
    She read it so well with actions included.


  • Oh dear, so funny. Definitely not for reading to the kids, but probably conveys a lot of parents feelings at bedtime


  • that’s awesome – I love this story – so many of us mum’s think it and know that it is true

    For those saying they wouldn’t read it to their children because of the swear words ! That’s not the point of this book lol!

    • Thank you! It is for adults and not children for sure!


  • I don’t like the language she uses at all.


  • I like the Sam Johnson version.


  • I have heard many readings of this book and of course it is for adults and not children.


  • Think I read this article before.
    Personally I wouldn’t read this to my kids, with all these swear words !
    But sharing this with my friends will be good for some laughs.


  • I’ve seen this a few times across different sites and find it absolutely hilarious.


  • Very funny listening to this.


  • I love this book. It’s written with tongue in cheek to express how we sometimes feel when our little angels won’t go to sleep. Jennifer Garner is a Mum herself and knows the feeling I’m sure


  • laughed so much I almost wet myself. LOVE IT (especially Jennifer Garner reading it)


  • Awesome :) we actually have a copy of that book. It’s great – it’s even better when you hear Noni Hazelhurst read it :P


  • Nothing like beating around the bush lol


  • This is so funny. I just love Jennifer Garner and she has a reputation for being so sweet and pure, so her reading this way makes it absolutely OK!


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