Tue, Aug 10|
Nordic Book Club, August
August’s book is Gnarr! How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World by Jón Gnarr, 2014. 6:00-7:00pm Central.
Time & Location
Aug 10, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
About the Event
Free for Swenson Center members and Augie students/$10 nonmember
August’s book is Gnarr! How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World by Jón Gnarr, 2014
In the epicenter of the world financial crisis, a comedian launched a joke campaign that didn’t seem so funny to the country’s leading politicians . . .
Entering the race for mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital, Gnarr promised to get the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park into downtown parks, free towels at public swimming pools, a “drug-free Parliament by 2020” . . . and he swore he’d break all his campaign promises.
Here, Gnarr recounts how it all happened and, with admirable candor, describes his vision of a more enlightened politics for the future. The point, he writes, is not to be afraid to get involved—or to take on the system.
Register by August 9 to receive the link to join the meeting.