In June 2011, author Adam Mansbach released a book that many new parents could relate to: “Go the Fuck to Sleep.”
The bed-time story reads like a normal children’s book until it reaches its refrain at the end of page, a plea to “go the fuck to sleep.”
The NSFW book has inspired many readings over the years, perhaps most notably by actor Samuel L. Jackson.
This week, Vanity Fair released a video starring actress and mother Jennifer Garner reading the book.
“The wind whispers soft through the grass, hon. / The field mice–they make not a peep. / It’s been 38 minutes already. / Jesus Christ, what the fuck? Go to sleep,” Garner reads.
Garner puts a new sweetness on the foul words in the book, as she reads from the text while lounging on a pool chair.