Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World

Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World


In the epicenter of the realm monetary main issue, a comic introduced a shaggy dog story crusade that didn’t look so humorous to the country’s prime politicians . . .

It began whilst Jón Gnarr based the easiest celebration in 2009 to satirize his country’s political approach. The monetary cave in in Iceland had, finally, caused the world-wide meltdown, and fomented frequent protest over the country’s leadership.

Entering the race for mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital, Gnarr promised to get the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park into downtown parks, unfastened towels at public pools, a “drug-free Parliament by way of 2020” . . . and he swore he’d holiday all his crusade promises.

But then whatever unusual begun occurring: his crusade started to be successful. And within the party’s electoral debut, the easiest get together emerged because the greatest winner. Gnarr quickly proposed a coalition executive, even if he governed out companions who had no longer obvious all 5 seasons of The Wire.

And similar to that, a guy whose earlier foreign-relations adventure consisted of a radio express (in which he frequently crank-called the White apartment and police stations within the Bronx to determine in the event that they had discovered his misplaced pockets) used to be quickly assembly foreign leaders and being taken heavily because the mayor of a eu capital.

Here, Gnarr recounts the way it all occurred and, with admirable candor, describes his imaginative and prescient of a extra enlightened politics for the long run. the purpose, he writes, isn't to be afraid to get involved—or to tackle the approach.

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