Martin Sonneborn

The party book. How to set up a party and assume power in Germany


The party book. How to set up a party and assume power in Germany

Die Welt wrote on this book´s author: »Martin Sonneborn is a partisan of parody.« The Titanic editor-in-chief Martin Sonneborn founded Die Partei in August 2004 with the aim of rebuilding the wall. Just a few weeks later, surveys revealed that 21 percent of German citizens identified with the plan. Today, the Party has over 8000 members in East and West.

Martin Sonneborn learned his political skills from scratch: first he became a member of all the German parties (only the NPD and DVU turned him down because of his anti-Nazi activities). Then he and his Titanic staff carried out undercover election campaigns on behalf of the CDU of Hesse, Möllemann’s FDP and Bavaria’s SPD.

Party activities such as the building of the wall on the inner German border on November 9th, the Ebay auctioning of TV election commercials for the Bundestag, a state visit to Georgia, chancellor candidate casting in front of 800 spectators always attract the interest of the media.

This book about the unstoppable rise of the party is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to assume power in Germany: funnier than the CDU party membership book, more popular than the SPD party membership book and more serious than the entire FDP!


ISBN: 978-3-462-04090-6
release: 27. February 2009
248 pages, Broschur


10,99 €
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11,30 €

About the Author

Martin Sonneborn, born in 1965 in Göttingen, studied journalism, German literature and political sciences in Münster, Vienna and Berlin. He wrote his thesis on the absolute ineffectiveness of modern satire. Between 1995 and 1999, he was editorial journalist and until 2005 editor-in-chief of Titanic. Since 2006, he has co-published the ultimate satire magazine and is also head of the satire office at Spiegel online. The Berliner Kurier claimed that his film Heimatkunde, released in the autumn 2008, was »offensive cinema agitation against East Germans«, while Spiegel pronounced it »a beautifully scary snapshot of the progress of unity.«