Fuck, Now There Are Two of You by Adam Mansbach
Illustrated by Owen Brozman
Published by Akashic Books
Released October 1st, 2019
Goodreads | Amazon
Note: I received a free finished copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion of the book.
While Fuck, Now There are Two of You is not the type of book I would normally pick up, when Akashic Books reached out to me, I was incredibly intrigued by it. I had heard a lot about the first book in this series, called Go the Fuck to Sleep, and was excited to finally get my hands on one of these books.
This short, 32-page book is a picture book for adults, something that, after reading this, I would love to see more of. If you can’t guess from the title, in this book Mansbach throws done some hard truths about having a second child.
Now, I don’t have children yet, but as I get older, many of my friends are either having their first or second child, and Mansbach definitely isn’t wrong about the difficulty of having a second baby. From the older child feeling jealous over the new baby, to the parents never having time for adult things, to the exhaustion that comes from trying to handle two energetic children – a lot of people will be able to relate and will find this book both hilarious and honest.
My boyfriend and I laughed from the first page to the last. If you have friends that are about to have their second child, go ahead and get them a copy as a gift. They could probably use some good laughs before the mess that is having a new infant while already having another kid.