I recently had the pleasure of delving into the hilariously candid and profane world of Adam Mansbach’s ‘Fuck, Now There Are Two of You.’ This book, a sequel to the viral sensation ‘Go the F**k to Sleep,’ is a refreshing take on the trials and tribulations of parenthood. The book is a loving monologue about the new addition to the family, addressed to a big sibling and shot through with Adam’s trademark profane truth-telling. Gorgeously illustrated and chock-full of unspoken sentiments channeled directly from the brains of parents worldwide, ‘Fuck, Now There Are Two of You’ articulates all the fears and frustrations attendant to the simple, math-defying fact that two is a million more kids than one.
One of the standout features of this book is its unapologetic honesty. It doesn’t sugarcoat the challenges of welcoming a second child into the family, and instead, it embraces the chaos and humor that comes with it. The book is not intended to be read to children, but rather to give parents a much-needed smile amidst the chaos of parenting. The parents of two or more children can truly relate to the humor and wit embedded in this book.
– Hilariously candid and relatable
– Beautifully illustrated
– Provides comic relief for parents
– Perfect for gifting to parents of multiple children
– Not as funny for some readers compared to the previous books in the series
Despite the minor drawback of not resonating as strongly with some readers, ‘Fuck, Now There Are Two of You’ is a brilliant addition to Adam Mansbach’s series. It brings much-needed comic relief to households and makes for a perfect gift for parents expecting their second child. The book’s language is unapologetically raw, so it may not be suitable for those who are sensitive to cursing. However, for those who appreciate unfiltered humor, this book is a gem.
If you’re a parent or know someone who is expecting their second child, I highly recommend ‘Fuck, Now There Are Two of You’ as a delightful and humorous addition to their library. You can check the current price of the book here.