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'Go the F--k' to Sleep': Samuel L. Jackson Reads Passage From Bestseller (Video)

Samuel L. Jackson
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The actor visited CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" on Thursday night.

Samuel L. Jackson visited CBS' Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday night, where he read a passage from bestselling bawdy kids' book Go the F--k to Sleep.

Jackson narrates the audiobook version, which already has become an Internet sensation.

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The book includes such lines as "The eagles who soar through the sky are at rest, and the creatures who crawl, run and creep. I know you're not thirsty. That's [bleep]. Stop lying. Lie the [bleep] down, my darling, and sleep."

Go the F--k to Sleep started out as a joke in a Facebook post by author Adam Mansbach when he could not get his daughter to fall asleep. His friends loved the fake title so much he decided to turn it into a real nursery rhyme-style book with illustrations by his friend Ricardo Cortes.

It debuted this week at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list for advice books. A G-rated version of the book also is in the works, according to Johnny Temple, the owner and publisher of Akashic Books.