Bedtime Reading: ‘Goodnight Keith Moon’

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Last week we were all over Adam Mansbach’s hilarious bedtime story, “Go The [email protected]#k To Sleep” (the title says it all).

Our latest literary find, “Goodnight Keith Moon,”  is an equally funny read that parodies the classic children’s book, “Goodnight, Moon.” Written by Bruce Worden and Clare Cross, it’s told from the perspective of The Who’s late drummer, Keith Moon, who died of a drug overdose in 1978.

The book has been a causing an online frenzy, but we’re pleased to report that a hard copy is finally in the works (pub date is July 1, 2011, but die-hards can pre-order at

What can you expect? Offbeat, dark humor and not-so-subtle rock references that’ll make you smile every time.

Here’s a little sampling:

In the great green room

There was a telephone

And a dead Keith Moon

And a picture of —

Townshend jumping over the Moon

And there were four little gents pissing on cement

And two broken sticks

And a pile of sick…

The original, PG-rated version will never sound quite the same again.