Following the success of his New York Times bestseller Dumpty, actor, author, and illustrator John Lithgow presents Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown, a new book of satirical poems chronicling the despotic age of Donald Trump.

We couldn’t fit all of Dumpty’s scandals into just one book, 

so here’s the sequel—now available wherever books are sold! 

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This collection is funnier, darker and more hard-hitting than ever. Lithgow writes and draws with wit and fury as he takes readers on a wild ride through another year of the Trump administration. His rollicking poems and illustrations cover Trump’s impeachment, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and much more. He 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.


Lithgow’s new book arrives at a time when we need it most. Once again, he will make readers laugh, think, and remember some of the most defining moments in our recent history, skewering the reign of King Dumpty one stanza at a time.



Digital audio edition read by the author.

John Lithgow, director Tim Van Patten, and Triptyk Studios present a 21-episode video series based on Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown—starring 19 luminaries from the acting, literary, and political spheres.

The Trumpty Dumpty Cycle

The First Book

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 bestseller Dumpty, 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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