Book look: Jon Gnarr

A new political movement, the Best Party, made headlines all over the world in 2010 – only one year after having been established. Following the party’s success gnarrin the council election, its founder Jon Gnarr became mayor of the federal capital Reykjavik.

ow Gnarr – who is still in office – presents his autobiography. In “Hören Sie gut zu und wiederholen Sie!!! Wie ich einmal Bürgermeister wurde und die Welt veränderte”, the former cab driver and comedian tells the extraordinary story of his political success. He writes about the first steps of his party based on a stand-up comedy sketch. Gnarr, 47, also reveals his visions – and weaknesses. The charismatic rebel explains how he reformed the city’s fiscal policy.

In her brief foreword, Icelandic pop star Björk praises the unusual politician for overcoming stagnation in politics with his “explosive humour”. She concludes: “The Best Party has changed Iceland!”

Hören Sie gut zu und wiederholen Sie!!!
By Jon Gnarr
Published by Tropen (

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