How I Became the Mayor of A Large City in Iceland and Changed the World

Book - 2014
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In this entertaining memoir Jon Gnarr describes his path from self proclaimed anarchist and founder of the Best Party to becoming the mayor of Iceland's only major city. Following the collapse of the Icelandic banking system in 2008, comedian Jon Gnarr was inspired to invent a political party and run for mayor of Reykjavik. He decided to satirise the current political parties and instead promised voters that he wanted to make their lives more fun. In the elections, the Best Party emerged as the clear winner, with 34.7% of the vote. Here Gnarr recalls his time in power.
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, [2014]
ISBN: 9781612194134
Branch Call Number: B JON
Characteristics: xi, 177 pages : illustration ; 23 cm


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Jun 16, 2018

Jón Gnarr Kristinsson - an Icelandic actor, comedian, and politician - became the Mayor of Reykjavík in 2010.

Jón Gnarr was interviewed by Craig Ferguson for ''Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'', which was broadcasted on Thursday 2014 July 31st (and reRun Friday 2014 August 29th).

Here is the link for that interview ★

The book is insightful about Icelandic politics, prior to the founding of the (new) 3rd party - the ''BEST PARTY''. ★ The writting style of Jón Gnarr is funny, concise, and politically provocative for every (same-old/same-old) two-party nation.

~> thumbs up !

Mar 09, 2015

Funny, entertaining and interesting, Jon Gnarr has something to say about democracy, citizen participation, politics, creativity and most of all, having a good time!


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