The Next Book in John Lithgow’s New York Times Bestselling Series

A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse

Following the success of New York Times bestsellers Dumpty and Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown, award-winning actor, author, and illustrator John Lithgow presents A Confederacy of Dumptys.

This all-new collection of satirical poems and illustrations takes us through a history of over thirty scoundrels—bad actors that were corrupt, venal, criminal, adulterous, racist, or just plain disgusting. Ranging from distant to recent history, these poems offer up a rogues’ gallery of American villains, including the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and participants in both the Watergate scandal and the Capitol insurrection. Trump and Nixon show up, of course, but also Leona Helmsley, Boss Tweed, Typhoid Mary, Newt Gingrich, Ted Cruz, and many more. Skipping through time and across the land, and delivered with classic Lithgow wit and style, A Confederacy of Dumptys is an exuberant reminder of how not to repeat history.

Digital audio edition read by the author.

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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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