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.
JON GNARR was born in 1967 in ReykjavIk. He formed the Best Party in 2009 and became the mayor of ReykjavIk in 2010. His acting work includes the movies The Icelandic Dream and A Man Like Me and the television series The Night Shift, which aired on BBC4. In 2014, at the end of Gnarr's mayoral term, the Best Party will be dissolved. Its members, however, have formed a new political party: Bright Future, which in 2013 won six seats in the Icelandic parliament. ANDREW BROWN's recent translations include works by Proust, Zola, Flaubert, Stendhal, Rabelais, and Baudelaire.