Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age

Doggerel. President Franklin Roosevelt wanted to be sure that artists were employed during the Depression because he knew that if left adrift their skills could do damage. In his second book of political satire in verse and line drawings, sheltering-at-home actor John Lithgow displays again his wit as he turns his attention to the despotic tendencies of President Trump. While reading doggerel may not suit a vast audience, I found his book titled, Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age, to be a quick read and a biting indictment of some of the recent highlights (or lowlights) of the Trump administration. Trump supporters will experience raised blood pressure and some fury if they read this book. Readers who can’t wait for the end of the Trump regime may laugh and cry at the sharp wit in the poems and images in this book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown from amazon.com.

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