It is perhaps no coincidence that “Go the F*** to Sleep” follows hard on the heels of Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, another book in which children are portrayed as obstacles to the fulfilment of a pleasure-craving, ego-famished parental will. The impression you get from both books is that their authors are new personalities trapped in an old social paradigm. They are creations of an unprecedented contemporary culture of narcissism and ultra-competitiveness, who are at the same time beholden to older ideas of childbearing and family. Fanatically devoted to their children, they are also trapped in a prison of self-obsession.
Lee Siegel, “GIVE ME A F***** BREAK,” More Intelligent Life.