Meryl Streep reads from "Trumpty Dumpty," John Lithgow's new book

Yes, John Lithgow has authored and illustrated a book. Actually, Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age ($23) is his second volume of satirical poems aimed at Trump. The first being Dumpty, which was released last October.

At a recent talk for NYC cultural center 92nd Street Y, Lithgow shared that "his knack for verse came from his father, who would write and recite original Christmas poems to the family every year that included everyone's name." And that he does the same at "cast parties using all the actors' names."

Meryl Streep calls the book a "barbed — but also playful — bit of business." Listen to her read a few pages of it.

Darker, funnier, and more hard-hitting than ever, Lithgow writes with poetic fury and cutting satire, taking readers verse–by–verse through the last year of even more unthinkable and shocking real events surrounding Trump and his administration—including poems about the impeachment, Rudy Giuliani, Mick Mulvaney, Jay Sekulow, Jim Jordan, Roger Stone, and others. With completely new poems and never–before–seen line drawings, Lithgow will once again make readers laugh in frenzied times with this mix of striking and humorous prose—dismantling the reign of Dumpty one stanza at a time.