Facebook post goes from best-selling book to movie

A dad’s Facebook post about how his daughter wouldn’t go to sleep is already a book, and is going to become a movie.

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“Look out for my forthcoming book, Go the F— to Sleep.”

Last June, that’s what Adam Mansbach, a teacher in the graduate writing program at Rutgers University, wrote on his Facebook page after he had some difficulty getting his 2-year-old daughter to settle down for the night.

That joke has become a best-selling book, illustrated by Mansbach’s friend Ricardo Cortes, and has been optioned to become a movie, reports Time. Mansbach has written a few novels, but “Go the F–k to Sleep” is his first best-seller. Galley copies have already been passed around online.

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