Adam Mansbach

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Adam Mansbach
Adam Mansbach at the 2013 Texas Book Festival.
Adam Mansbach at the 2013 Texas Book Festival.
Born (1976-07-01) July 1, 1976 (age 45)
EducationColumbia University
Notable worksGo the Fuck to Sleep

Adam Mansbach (born July 1, 1976) is an American author. He has previously been a visiting professor of literature at Rutgers University-Camden, with their New Voices Visiting Writers program (2009-2011).


Mansbach graduated from Columbia College in 1998 and received a MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts in 2000.[1]

Mansbach wrote the "children's book for adults" Go the Fuck to Sleep.[2] Other books Mansbach has written include Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005,[3] and The End of the Jews[4] (for which he won the California Book Award for fiction in 2008).[5][6] Mansbach was the founding editor of the 1990s hip-hop journal Elementary.[3]

His book Stay the Fuck at Home (2020), was written to support awareness of coronavirus self-isolation measures; it has yet to be formally published. The book was read on Jimmy Kimmel Live by actor Samuel L. Jackson.[7][8]

He lives in Berkeley, California and co-hosts a radio show, "Father Figures".[9][10]





  • Go the Fuck to Sleep (2011)
  • Seriously, Just Go To Sleep (2012)
  • You Have to Fucking Eat (2014) ISBN 978-1617753787
  • Seriously, You Have to Eat (2015)
  • Fuck, Now There Are Two of You (2019)
  • A Field Guide to the Jewish People, with Alan Zweibel and Dave Barry (2019)

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  1. ^ ""The Youngest in the Room," by Adam Mansbach '98". Columbia College Today. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Harmanci, Reyhan (12 May 2011). "'Go the F--- to Sleep': The Case of the Viral PDF". The Bay Citizen. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Dyson, Michael Eric; Daulatzai, Sohail (2010). Born to Use Mics. Basic Civitas Books. p. 292. ISBN 978-0-465-00211-5. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Mansbach, Adam (2008). The end of the Jews : a novel. New York: Spiegel & Grau. ISBN 0-385-52044-1.
  5. ^ Harmanci, Reyhan (28 April 2011). "A Whim, A Book, And, Wow!". New York Times. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  6. ^ "The California Book Award Winners 1931-2006" (PDF). Commonwealth Club of California. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  7. ^ Parker, Ryan (1 April 2020). "Samuel L. Jackson Reads 'Stay the F---' at Home' to Stress Isolation Amid Pandemic". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  8. ^ Kirkland, Justin (1 April 2020). "Samuel L. Jackson Reading Stay the F**k at Home Is a Gentle Reminder to Stay the F**k At Home". Esquire. Hearst Digital Media. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Adam Mansbach's biography page". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Father Figures KPFA Berkeley". Archived from the original on 2012-05-17. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Book Review: 'The Dead Run' by Adam Mansbach". Seattle PI. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  12. ^ "THE DEAD RUN (review)". Boston Globe. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  13. ^ "Book Review: 'The Dead Run' by Adam Mansbach". FearNet. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Review: The Dead Run". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Review: Dead Run". Booklist. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Nature of the Beast". Soft Skull Press. 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2017-04-08.

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