Volume 1 of the satirical poetry collection from award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow takes readers verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency. Highlights include: 

• Lampoons of the likes of Betsy DeVos, William Barr, Rudy Giuliani, and dozens more.

• Illustrations from cover to cover of Lithgow's never-before-seen line drawings.

• Poems drawing inspiration from A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and even Mother Goose.

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

(The digital audiobook edition is read by John Lithgow.)

The Age of Trump in Verse


A darker and more hard-hitting second collection of satirical poems chronicling the despotic age of Donald Trump, by New York Times bestselling author John Lithgow. 

Lithgow writes and draws with wit and fury as he takes readers through Trump's impeachment, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter protests, and much more. Lithgow targets Mitch McConnell, Mike Pompeo, Bill Barr, Jared Kushner, Elaine Chao, and many others, but also includes a few heroes of the moment, including Anthony Fauci, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and even Barack Obama.

(The digital audiobook edition is read by John Lithgow.)

Verses for a Despotic Age


In this third volume in John Lithgow’s bestselling satirical poetry series, he shifts his focus to some of the biggest scoundrels in American history, from Richard Nixon to Newt Gingrich, Leona Helmsley to the Sackler family. He deftly wields the power of the limerick and line-drawing, combined with his trademark wit and cutting humor, to describe despicable events such as Watergate and the January 6th insurrection. American history, Lithgow reveals, is rife with powerful and deeply crooked men and women.

(The digital audiobook edition is read by John Lithgow.)

Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse

About the Author

JOHN LITHGOW  is an actor with two Tonys, six Emmys, two Golden Globes, and two Oscar nominations. He has starred in the hit TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dexter, The Crown, and Perry Mason and in critically acclaimed films such as The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, and the recent Bombshell. Lithgow has performed on Broadway twenty-five times and in England with both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. In addition to the New York Times bestsellers Dumpty and Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown, he has written nine children’s picture books, and his recordings for kids have landed him four Grammy nominations.

Photo by Robert Zuckerman

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