Well, talk about opportunistic titling!
To my surprise, I found that Amazon is listing a Kindle book that is an oh so obvious attempt to jump on the foul-mouthed bedtime rhyme bandwagon.
Called I will NOT go the f**k to sleep, it is self-published by Richard Crasta. Priced at $2.99, it is reaching respectable sales already.
But do the customers have any idea what, exactly, they are buying?
The book appears to be a collection of humorous, satirical essays, that are answers to rhetorical questions, some of them curiously dated, as if they were written some time ago.
* What if a child, asked to go the f**k to sleep by its father, could respond in adult language?
* Imagine a band of 5000 yogis flown in from India to balance India's budget by spilling coffee on themselves at 5000 McDonald's outlets ...
* Would a nuclear weapons fire sale balance America's budget?
* What would Christ say to the Reagan-Bush economists at the Last Judgement?
What's the betting that the title essay was a last-minute choice, and written in a rush?
Crasta sounds an interesting person. Born in Bangalore, India, he spent 18 formative years in New York City, and now considers himself "a compulsive itinerant, a man without moorings." He has published a number of books, with equally interesting titles, one being, The Revised Kamasutra: a Novel of Colonialism and Desire, and another, Eaten by the Japanese: the Memoir of an Unknown Indian Prisoner of War.