Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown

Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown
Author: John Lithgow
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1797209485
ISBN 13: 9781797209487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown Book Review:

Following the success of his New York Times bestseller Dumpty, award-winning actor, author, and illustrator John Lithgow presents a brand-new collection of satirical poems chronicling the despotic age of Donald Trump. Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown is darker and more hard-hitting than ever. Lithgow writes and draws with wit and fury as he takes readers through another year of the shocking events involving Trump and his administration. His uproarious poems and illustrations encompass 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 book arrives at a time when it's needed most. With all-new poems and never-before-seen line drawings, Lithgow will once again make readers laugh and pause to remember some of the most defining moments in recent history—skewering the reign of King Dumpty one stanza at a time. Digital audio edition read by the author.

Dumpty

Dumpty
Author: John Lithgow
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 1797201409
ISBN 13: 9781797201405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dumpty Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller! Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse is Volume 1 of a satirical poetry collection from award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow. Chronicling the last few raucous years in American politics, Lithgow takes readers verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency. • Lampoons the likes of Betsy DeVos, William Barr, Rudy Giuliani, and dozens more. • Illustrated from cover to cover with Lithgow's never-before-seen line drawings. • Draws inspiration from A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and even Mother Goose. • Great for fans of A Very Stable Genius by Mike Luckovich, Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter by Scott Adams, and The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The poems collected in Dumpty draw inspiration from A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mother Goose, and many more. 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. Audio edition read by the author.

A Confederacy of Dumptys

A Confederacy of Dumptys
Author: John Lithgow
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 1797209515
ISBN 13: 9781797209517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Confederacy of Dumptys Book Review:

The next book in John Lithgow's New York Times bestselling series Following the success of New York Times bestsellers Dumpty and Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown, award-winning actor, author, and illustrator John Lithgow presents the third book in his runaway hit series. A Confederacy of Dumptys takes us through a history of twenty-five "American Scoundrels" in this all-new collection of Lithgow's satirical poems and illustrations. While the Trump Era was rife with corruption and abuse of power, it was nothing new. Through Lithgow's cutting humor, you will read about a rogues' gallery of villains that came before Donald J. Trump, powerful men and women who were corrupt, venal, criminal, adulterous, racist, or just plain disgusting. With dark and lyrical stories from across American history, you will learn about long-forgotten figures and bad actors of today, including the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, the perpetrator of 19th century women's pyramid schemes, 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 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. The perfect book for: • Political satire fans—viewers of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. • American history buffs and trivia enthusiasts—readers of Jon's Stewart's America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction and Josh Clark's Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things. • Poetry, art, and illustration aficionados.

If You Give a Pig the White House

If You Give a Pig the White House
Author: Faye Kanouse
Publsiher: Castle Point Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1250256429
ISBN 13: 9781250256423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If You Give a Pig the White House Book Review:

A coiffed and blustery pig has shoved his way into the White House! A cleverly worded and illustrated picture book, this is the adult parody of the beloved children’s cautionary tale, If You Give a Pig a Pancake. Watch in dismay as the presidential pig gets into trouble, binges on too much Fox News and fast food, and cavalierly threatens national security. If You Give a Pig the White House both lovingly caricatures the original children's book series and shows just what can happen when a greedy anti-hero tracks his hooves all over America.

I Got Two Dogs

I Got Two Dogs
Author: John Lithgow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1416982930
ISBN 13: 9781416982937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Got Two Dogs Book Review:

John Lithgow sings one of his most popular songs, "I Got Two Dogs," in this e-book edition. The clever rhyming text tells of the narrator's two dogs who could not be more different—one is big, one is small, one barks quietly, while one has a loud and enthusiastic bark—but he loves them both the same. The bold graphic art style adds humor by revealing that the narrator's view of the dogs isn't exactly the way others might see them.

The Remarkable Farkle McBride

The Remarkable Farkle McBride
Author: John Lithgow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 144244245X
ISBN 13: 9781442442450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Remarkable Farkle McBride Book Review:

In his first book, actor and musician John Lithgow introduces a memorable character, a fickle yet lovable child prodigy who brings the sounds and rhythms of an orchestra to sprawling visual life. With a double gatefold showing the entire orchestra, this is the ultimate book for the music lover in all of us.

A Very Stable Genius

A Very Stable Genius
Author: Mike Luckovich
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 177305368X
ISBN 13: 9781773053684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Very Stable Genius Book Review:

How do you poke fun at a man who’s so absurd he practically satirizes himself? Even two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Mike Luckovich admits it’s been a challenge covering the Cheeto-in-Chief in his internationally syndicated political cartoons. But Mike rose to the challenge, pulling no punches and stripping down Trump and his cronies with his signature wit and style. Covering Trump’s antics from the 2016 election through to the Mueller investigation, the cartoons in A Very Stable Geniustackle key moments in Trump’s political career, offering scathing insights on everything from his disastrous track record with women to his revolving-door cabinet to his suspiciously intimate relationship with a certain Russian leader. Woven through with searing commentary and personal anecdotes, Mike’s cartoons will shock and delight you, making you think as much as they make you laugh — when you’re not too busy being terrified.

Trumpty Dumpty and The Great Wall

Trumpty Dumpty and The Great Wall
Author: Chet Lowther
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 9781735427720
ISBN 13: 1735427721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trumpty Dumpty and The Great Wall Book Review:

Trumpy Dumpty is a nursery rhyme picture book for adults. This book tells the truth about Trump's racism, sexism, hypocrisy, and does so with humor and caricatures of Stormy Daniels, Nancy Pelosi, Valdimir Putin, Mitch McConnell, and all his flying monkeys!

Whose Boat Is This Boat

Whose Boat Is This Boat
Author: The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 198212119X
ISBN 13: 9781982121198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whose Boat Is This Boat Book Review:

100% of The Late Show’s proceeds from this book go to hurricane relief. Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane is a picture book made entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. It is the first children’s book that demonstrates what not to say after a natural disaster. On September 19, 2018, Donald Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence. It was there he showed deep concern for a boat that washed ashore. “At least you got a nice boat out of the deal,” said President Trump to hurricane victims. “Have a good time!” he told them. The only way his comments would be appropriate is in the context of a children’s book—and now you can experience them that way, thanks to the staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Whose Boat Is This Boat? is an excellent teaching tool for readers of all ages who enjoy learning about empathy by process of elimination. Have a good time!

I m a Manatee

I m a Manatee
Author: John Lithgow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2007-05-22
ISBN 10: 0689854528
ISBN 13: 9780689854521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m a Manatee Book Review:

A boy imagines that he is a manatee, sprinkling seaweed on his Raisin Bran-atee and dignifying his watery domain with his wit, sophistication, and urbanity.

You Can t Spell America Without Me

You Can t Spell America Without Me
Author: Alec Baldwin,Kurt Andersen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 052552200X
ISBN 13: 9780525522003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Can t Spell America Without Me Book Review:

Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump’s presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally "I have the best words, beautiful words, as everybody has been talking and talking about for a long time. Also? The best sentences and, what do you call them, paragraphs. My previous books were great and sold extremely, unbelievably well--even the ones by dishonest, disgusting so-called journalists. But those writers didn't understand Trump, because quite frankly they were major losers. People say if you want it done right you have to do it yourself, even when 'it' is a 'memoir.' So every word of this book was written by me, using a special advanced word processing system during the many, many nights I've been forced to stay alone in the White House--only me, just me, trust me, nobody helped. And it's all 100% true, so true--people are already saying it may be the truest book ever published. Enjoy." Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world. There are intimate, powerful, mind-boggling revelations on every page. You are there with him during his private encounters with world leaders, a few of whom he does not insult. You are there at the genius Oval Office strategy sessions with his advisers. You are there in his White House bedroom as he crafts the pre-dawn Twitter pronouncements that rock the world. And, of course, you are there on the golf course as Trump attempts to manage the burdens of his office. President Trump explains each of the historic decisions that have already made America great again, and how he always triumphs over the fake news media. You'll learn what he really thinks of his cabinet members and top aides not related to him, of the First Lady and the First Daughter and the additional three or four Trump children. Included at no extra charge is a lavish and exclusive portfolio of spectacular, historic and intimate color photographs of President Trump in private – inside the White House, inside Mar-a-Lago, at Trump Tower, and more. You Can’t Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America's foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin. You Can't Spell America Without Me is the perfect holiday gift!

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo
Author: John Lithgow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1442467444
ISBN 13: 9781442467446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo Book Review:

A lively and lyrical picture book jaunt from actor and author John Lithgow! Oh, children! Remember! Whatever you may do, Never play music right next to the zoo. They’ll burst from their cages, each beast and each bird, Desperate to play all the music they’ve heard. A concert gets out of hand when the animals at the neighboring zoo storm the stage and play the instruments themselves in this hilarious picture book based on one of John Lithgow’s best-loved tunes.

Wear the Damn Mask

Wear the Damn Mask
Author: Izzy the Frenchie,Rick Hendrix,Shane Jordan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 1982171235
ISBN 13: 9781982171230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wear the Damn Mask Book Review:

From the feisty and fabulous “Joan Rivers of the pet influencer community” (Paper Magazine), beloved social media star and canine fashion icon Izzy the Frenchie wittily explains why it’s so important we all wear face masks to battle COVID-19. French bulldog and doggy celebrity Izzy loves going out and about just like the rest of us, but she also knows how important it is to be stylish and safe. In Wear the Damn Mask, the four-legged “sassy fashion lover” (Vogue) shows how you can effortlessly be both. Featuring endearing and funny photos of Izzy accompanied by cheeky words of wisdom on when to wear your mask and how to properly social distance, Wear the Damn Mask is a laugh-out-loud, clever read that will help prevent COVID-19 from literally going to the dogs.

Squeeze Me

Squeeze Me
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 052543528X
ISBN 13: 9780525435280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Squeeze Me Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - A hilarious novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida's gold coast, from the author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl "If you could use some wild escapism right now, Hiaasen is your guy." --The New York Times WITH A NEW EPILOGUE At the height of Palm Beach's charity ball season, Kiki Pew Fitzsimmons, a prominent member of geriatric high society, suddenly vanishes during a swank gala. Kiki Pew was a founding member of the Potussies, a group of women dedicated to supporting the President, who spends half the year at the "Winter White House" just down the road. Meanwhile, Angie Armstrong, wildlife wrangler extraordinaire, is called to the island to deal with a monster-sized Burmese python that has taken residency in a tree. But the President is focused on the disappearance of Kiki Pew. Never one to miss an opportunity to play to his base, he immediately declares her a victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, it turns out, is far from the truth, which now lies in the middle of the road, where a bizarre discovery brings the First Lady's motorcade to a grinding halt. Irreverent, ingenious, and uproariously entertaining, Squeeze Me perfectly captures the absurdity of our times.

Humpty Dumpty Lived Near a Wall

Humpty Dumpty Lived Near a Wall
Author: Derek Hughes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1524793035
ISBN 13: 9781524793036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humpty Dumpty Lived Near a Wall Book Review:

"Wickedly, subversively brilliant." - Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "This book cracked me up and left a smile on my face (spoiler alert)" - Adam Rubin, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Dragons Love Tacos Looks like the wall has finally met its match. This classic tale gets a modern twist with a Humpty Dumpty for a new generation. "Humpty Dumpty lived near a wall..." begins this well-known fable. But this time Humpty is ready for battle, with a secret mission and a touch of mischief. Can all the King's horses and all the King's men help put Humpty together again? Or maybe the mission, no matter how small, is simply to question the point of a wall.

A Child s First Book of Trump

A Child s First Book of Trump
Author: Michael Ian Black,Marc Rosenthal
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN 10: 1481488007
ISBN 13: 9781481488006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Child s First Book of Trump Book Review:

What do you do when you spot a wild Trump in the election season? New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black has some sage advice for children (and all the rest of us who are scratching our heads in disbelief) in this perfectly timely parody picture book intended for adults that would be hysterical if it wasn’t so true. The beasty is called an American Trump. Its skin is bright orange, its figure is plump. Its fur so complex you might get enveloped. Its hands though are, sadly, underdeveloped. The Trump is a curious creature, very often spotted in the wild, but confounding to our youngest citizens. A business mogul, reality TV host, and now…political candidate? Kids (and let’s be honest many adults) might have difficulty discerning just what this thing that’s been dominating news coverage this election cycle is. Could he actually be real? Are those…words coming out of his mouth? Why are his hands so tiny? And perhaps most importantly, what on earth do you do when you encounter an American Trump? With his signature wit and a classic picture book style, comedian Michael Ian Black introduces those unfamiliar with the Americus Trumpus to his distinguishing features and his mystifying campaign for world domination…sorry…President of the United States.

Goodnight Trump

Goodnight Trump
Author: Erich Origen,Gan Golan
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 031653112X
ISBN 13: 9780316531122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodnight Trump Book Review:

Say goodnight to America's man-child-in-chief with this bestselling and wickedly funny parody. In the very classy room There was a golden mirror And a silver spoon And a broadcast of --A half-baked story from a fake newsroom . . . Goodnight Trump opens in the very classy golden bedroom of the White House, where it is bedtime for the 45th President of the United States. Readers can encourage this very stable genius to bid goodnight to some of his favorite treasures: a drawer overflowing with subpoenas, a Russian nesting doll that opens page by page to reveal a secret message, a thriving swamp just outside his window, and much more. Turn out the lights on Trump's America with this hilarious yet poignant call to action.

Drama

Drama
Author: John Lithgow
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-27
ISBN 10: 0062097733
ISBN 13: 9780062097736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drama Book Review:

"A memoir as finely crafted as one of Lithgow’s performances." —Steve Martin Emmy Award-winner John Lithgow presents a charming, witty, and revealing memoir about his family, his work, and his life in Drama—an intimate story of insights and inspirational reflections from one of America’s most beloved actors. Lithgow pays tribute to his father, his greatest influence, and relives his collaborations with renowned performers and directors including Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse, Liv Ullmann, Meryl Streep, and Brian De Palma. A compelling reflection on the trials, triumphs, and changes across his long career, Lithgow’s Drama illuminates the inner life of a celebrated talent, and points the way forward for anyone aspiring to greatness in their own life.

Presidential Misconduct

Presidential Misconduct
Author: James M. Banner Jr.
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 1620975505
ISBN 13: 9781620975503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presidential Misconduct Book Review:

“A whole book devoted exclusively to the misconduct of American presidents and their responses to charges of misconduct is without precedent.” —from the introduction to the 1974 edition by C. Vann Woodward, Pulitzer Prize–winning Yale historian The historic 1974 report for the House Committee on the Judiciary, updated for today by leading presidential historians In May 1974, as President Richard Nixon faced impeachment following the Watergate scandal, the House Judiciary Committee commissioned a historical account of the misdeeds of past presidents. The account, compiled by leading presidential historians of the day, reached back to George Washington’s administration and was designed to provide a benchmark against which Nixon’s misdeeds could be measured. What the report found was that, with the exception of William Henry Harrison (who served less than a month), every American president has been accused of misconduct: James Buchanan was charged with rigging the election of 1856; Ulysses S. Grant was reprimanded for not firing his corrupt staffer, Orville Babcock, in the “Whiskey Ring” bribery scandal; and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration faced repeated charges of malfeasance in the Works Progress Administration. Now, as another president and his subordinates face an array of charges on a wide range of legal and constitutional offenses, a group of presidential historians has come together under the leadership of James M. Banner, Jr.—one of the historians who contributed to the original report—to bring the 1974 account up to date through Barack Obama’s presidency. Based on current scholarship, this new material covers such well-known episodes as Nixon’s Watergate crisis, Reagan’s Iran-Contra scandal, Clinton’s impeachment, and George W. Bush’s connection to the exposure of intelligence secrets. But oft-forgotten events also take the stage: Carter’s troubles with advisor Bert Lance, Reagan’s savings and loan crisis, George H.W. Bush’s nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, and Obama’s Solyndra loan controversy. The only comprehensive study of American presidents’ misconduct and the ways in which chief executives and members of their official families have responded to the charges brought against them, this new edition is designed to serve the same purpose as the original 1974 report: to provide the historical context and metric against which the actions of the current administration may be assessed.

Now That s Funny

Now That s Funny
Author: Andy Simmons
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN 10: 1606525042
ISBN 13: 9781606525043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now That s Funny Book Review:

Every year, Reader’s Digest readers send in tens of thousands of jokes and funny anecdotes, in their quest for a $100 check and, as an extra benefit, eternal glory: to have their joke published in the world’s best-read magazine. One man is stopping them from their quest. Andy Simmons. It takes a sense of humor. And Andy certainly has that. Not only is he the arbiter of all things funny in Reader’s Digest; he is their Mark Twain, Bill Cosby, and even their David Sedaris. In other words, Andy is the guy Reader’s Digest turns to whenever they need a funny story all of America can appreciate. He’s perfect for the job. Andy takes great delight in the funny and oddball side of everyday life. In Now That’s Funny!, Andy presents his most popular, funniest writings on all things America, some exclusive and all-new, some taken from the award-winning pages of Reader’s Digest. You’ll discover the Andy that goes out and tries things. His first-person tales of taking dance lessons, participating in a Revolutionary War reenactment, and even taking stand-up comedy lessons are some of the funniest articles to ever appear in Reader’s Digest. Then you discover the Andy that observes America. His roundups of dumb criminals, crazy lawsuits, ridiculous excuses and out-of-touch scientific research will have you roaring with laughter -- and feeling much better about yourself. Then there’s Andy, the family man. You’ll laugh out loud as he goes in search of his inner macho --or for the next stop on his vacation, if only he can find the directions. And Andy’s observations on marriage and fatherhood are as accurate as they are funny. Finally, there’s Andy the jokester. Here are tales from the job of trying to think, act, and be funny every workday, no matter what the dog did this morning on the rug. Tales of his sit-downs with comic legends from Robin Williams to Woody Allen will have you in stitches. Andy also shares his favorite jokes -- many of them too edgy for printing in Reader’s Digest! Add it up, and it’s a book filled with hundreds of feel-good, laugh-out-loud moments about life in these United States -- exactly the type of reading we need today!