Goodnight Bush

Goodnight Bush book

Goodnight Bush is a parody of the children’s classic Goodnight Moon built around the end of Bush’s presidency. Published in May, 2008, Goodnight Bush quickly became a New York Times and national bestseller. The text of the book was set to four-part harmony and sung by jubilant choirs across the country.

Press and praise

A parody to end all self-parody presidencies… Bush’s favorite kiddie book in times of crisis may be The Pet Goat, but mine is now Origen and Golan’s Goodnight Bush… This is a very funny book, even if it may induce nightmares instead of sweet dreams.”

—The Village Voice

CRITICS PICK. Seldom have an administration’s failings been set to such a lulling cadence.”


This brilliant book has a good chance of overshadowing the mountains of cartoons and satires dealing with President Bush’s two terms in office as the finest satire of his unfortunate presidency. If the editors of “The New Yorker” want a lesson in satire, they should read this book. It is a chilling delight.”

—Daily Item

This might be one of the greatest works of fiction of all time ever—up there with the Bible, the Constitution, and those books about the blonde siblings who slept together in their attic.”

—Black Book Magazine

Wistful, funny (brilliantly clever in fact), and also absolutely terrifying… who could ask for anything more?”

—Janet Adelman, Professor of Shakespeare, UC Berkeley

I would love for Stephen Colbert to tuck me in tonight and read me this bedtime story.”