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Press Release: February 21, 2012
Habitot Children's Museum
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Adam Mansbach, Author of Best-Seller

— Go the F**k to Sleep —

Will Speak at Habitot March 16, 2012

(Berkeley, CA) March 16, 2012

Habitot Children’s Museum is honored to present author Adam Mansbach, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Go the F**k to Sleep, as guest speaker at our 2011 - 2012 Donor Thank-You Event on Friday March 16, 2012 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the museum space. Donors who supported Habitot’s 2012 Family Engagement Project in 2011 - 2012 are invited to join us for wine, cheese, and dessert, as well as this very special speaker. Limited childcare is available for a fee.

Those who have not yet made a donation, but wish to attend the event, can donate and RSVP at

Adam Mansbach will speak about his personal experience of parenting, the Go the F**k to Sleep phenomenon, his inspiration for the book, and his career as a novelist. Parents who use Habitot as a resource are dealing with all the stresses and the joys of new parenting, and trying to figure out and cope with what being a 'good parent' means. Accordingly, like young parents all over the country, they are Adam Mansbach’s audience for Go the F**k to Sleep, a book that, as publisher Akashic Books describes it, opens up a “profane, affectionate, and radically honest” conversation about contemporary parenting.

Donors to the 2011 - 2012 Annual Campaign are being thanked for their support of Habitot’s Family Engagement Project, which provides free museum time and programs for homeless families, children with special needs, caregivers, teen parents, LGBTQ families, and formerly incarcerated mothers. The Annual Campaign has raised $23,000 so far, and we thank Adam Mansbach for helping us express our gratitude to Habitot’s supporters.

About Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach's most recent book, Go the F**k to Sleep, is a #1 New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked-about books of the decade. It has been published in more than thirty languages, and is forthcoming as a feature film from Fox 2000.

Mansbach’s last novel, The End of the Jews, won the 2008 California Book Award and his previous novel, Angry Black White Boy, was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005.

His fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, GQ, The Times of London, The Believer, N+1, The Los Angeles Times, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He lives in Berkeley, California.

About Habitot Children's Museum

Since opening in 1998, Habitot Children’s Museum has been recognized as the “best museum for families” by Bay Area Parent Magazine readers and as a “five star destination” by the Lila Guide, along with numerous other accolades for its educational programs and community outreach. In 2010, Habitot was designated a “Top Non-profit” by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations.

In 2009, Habitot was named “Best of the Gay Bay.” In 2008, Habitot was named the Parent’s Pick Winner of Best Museum for Little Kids in the San Francisco Bay Area at Nickelodeon’s In addition, Habitot’s founder, Gina Moreland, has been honored for her years of public service with a Bay Area “Jefferson Award”, as well as with a 2006 proclamation from the City of Berkeley as “Early Childhood Champion of the Year.” In December 2009, Habitot was awarded continuation of a First 5 grant from Alameda County for its targeted parent education programs that serve special needs families, LGBTQ families, teen parent families, caregivers and homeless families. 86% of these participants polled in 2009 felt that the services made a significant difference for their family.

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111