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Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse is Volume 1 of a satirical poetry collection from award-winning actor and best-selling author John Lithgow. Chronicling the last few raucous years in American politics, Lithgow takes listeners verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Lampoons the likes of Betsy DeVos, William Barr, Rudy Giuliani, and dozens more.
  • Illustrated from cover to cover with Lithgow's never-before-seen line drawings.
  • Draws inspiration from A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and even Mother Goose.
  • Great for fans of A Very Stable Genius by Mike Luckovich, Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter by Scott Adams, and The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

The poems collected in Dumpty draw inspiration from A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mother Goose, and many more.

A feat of laugh-out-loud lyrical storytelling, this timely audiobook is bound to bring joy to poetry lovers, political junkies, and Lithgow fans alike. 

This audio edition is read by the author. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 John Lithgow (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Funny, irreverent and ingenious

A collection of amusing verses about absurdity of Trump’s reign in the White House, narrated by the author and accompanied by his illustrations. Apart from the expected limericks there are clever pastiches and appropriate music and surprising sound effects plus brief explanations of the subject matter, for anyone who hasn’t been paying attention or is confused by the rollercoaster events of this presidency.
Although it’s a short book, it’s well worth a credit.
I don’t know if the USA has a Poet Laureate, but if it does, the writer will have to wait for Trump’s departure to be honoured!

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  • Patrick Rohwer
  • 23-10-19

Great listen

Gives you a well needed laugh. Wish I could see the illustrations that he did though.

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  • Jeannie C. C.
  • 23-10-19

Very well versed!

Fun way to be reminded of our very recent history. Hearing the book read by the author was a wonderful treat. I also enjoyed the addition of the background sounds.

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  • Frank Agenbroad
  • 28-10-19

Hilariously funny

John Lithgow is very funny, even when dealing with a serious subject like the Presidency. I'd recommend it as a way to unwind.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-10-19

LoVe it!👍🏻

A very enjoyable read/listen. A Bedtime Story for Adults! already read it twice. Thank you John Lithgow🥰

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  • Kevin
  • 30-10-19

Excellent Satire

Funny book. I appreciate that John Lithgow was willing to read his work as I feel like he was the only person got to do it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-19

Laugh To Keep From Crying

Loved it! I'll enjoy listening at least several more times to catch the pearls of wit, I missed the first time!
Well done John! One of your millions of adoring fans🥰

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  • Kyle De Wolf
  • 22-11-19

Mildly amusing

This was a mildly amusing take on the Trump administration written in verse with lots of cheesy sound effects. It repeats a lot of mainstream media criticisms, but while I am no fan of Trump, I'm not sure that all of the allegations made in the mainstream press are fair or accurate. I like John Lithgow's reading voice and his way with words. I enjoy hearing him poke fun at politicians and White House staffers.

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  • Nicole Watson
  • 19-01-20

Distracting background

The overall poems are great but the background sound effects are distracting, overpowering, annoying, and too loud. I couldn’t finish the book due to the extra effects.

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  • Barbara Lundstrom
  • 28-10-19

Hysterical

This reading allows the humor flourish with whimsy and delight. Listen along with the book

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  • Roland
  • 07-05-20

A Delight!

John is endlessly creative here.... um, audible requires fifteen words or they will ignore me. It is now enough.

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