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Dumpty, the age of Trump in verse, John Lithgow

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Dumpty, the age of Trump in verse, John Lithgow
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John Lithgow
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the age of Trump in verse
"Award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow wields a whip-smart, satirical pen in this poetic diatribe chronicling the last few abysmal years in politics. With lacerating wit, he takes readers verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency, lampooning the likes of Betsy DeVos, Anthony Scaramucci, Scott Pruitt, Paul Manafort, Trump's doctors, and many others. Illustrated from cover to cover with Lithgow's never-before-seen line drawings, the poems collected in Dumpty draw inspiration from A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mother Goose, and many more. A YUGE feat of laugh-out-loud lyrical storytelling, this hilarious and timely volume is bound to bring joy to poetry lovers, political junkies, and Lithgow fans"--, Provided by publisher
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Introduction -- Trumpty Dumpty -- The president's pageant -- An ex-lieutenant general -- My favorite lies -- Dancing with the star -- Scaramouche -- Rub-a-dub-dub -- The gentlemen of the defense -- The little man who's not all there -- Reeb-a-deep-deep -- Trumpty Dumpty: part 2 -- All at sea -- Sic transit -- My lucky day: August 21, 2018 -- The ostrich's lament -- You are old, Father Wilbur -- Kavanaughty -- The mortification of Elliott Broidy -- The walrus and the kleptocrat -- Jared and Mohammed -- A liberal's complaint -- Seven days in November -- Trumpty Dumpty: part 3 -- The Moscow circus -- Individual one -- Acosta agonistes -- Hentsy pentysy -- Another owl, another pussycat -- The four horsemen of foxpolitics -- Trumpty Dumpty: part 4 -- To a rat -- Rank-a-dank-dank -- Afterword

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