John Lithgow Drops ‘Dumpty’ Book of Trump-Inspired Satirical Poetry
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John Lithgow has always had a studious quality to him, whether he’s perfecting a foreign accent (as Winston Churchill on Netflix’s The Crown) or playing an alien physics professor on 3rd Rock From the Sun. So it’s no surprise that the award-winning thespian of stage and screen has written a new book of poetry titled Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse.
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As you can imagine from the title, the book of limericks (coming October 29, 2019) focuses on POTUS 45. “They’re comic, doggerel, satirical poems,” Lithgow revealed to host Stephen Colbert on a recent The Late Show appearance. “I’m sort of a reckless rhymester.”
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