12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos


What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.

©2018 Jordan B. Peterson (P)2018 Random House Canada

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  • Ryan Boissonneault

    I see many five-star reviews here, so here is the contrarian position. I’m giving this one star for a couple of reasons. 1. The content does not justify the length of the book. When you strip away t...

  • Charles  Stampul

    Jordan Peterson may be the only clinical psychologist who believes that psychology is subordinate to philosophy and the one thing that psychology and philosophy both genuflect before is story. Story, ...

  • ???Kotyonok???

    Dr. Jordan Peterson is one of the most brilliant people of our day and age.Watch his latest interview with the idiotic feminist** Cathy Newman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjx... Or if you don't...

  • Mehrsa

    So there is a lot of wisdom in here about how to live your life: don't blame other people, listen and understand other people's perspectives, be honest even though it's uncomfortable, and don't demoni...

  • Marianne

    A book by Jordan Peterson, I won’t be able to do it justice. 12 Rules for Life is a wonderful book. It is typical Peterson with large amounts of insightful information and wit. The book includes inf...

  • Sebastian Hill

    DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME! If you've never read a book in your life, you'd think JP is super smart. That baroque style of writing, those sentences that never end, the constant references to science and ph...

  • Sara

    A soothing and seductive balm for the butthurt. I am fascinated by the cult surrounding this man who, as a previous reviewer noted, relies far too much on simplistic interpretations of Biblical storie...

  • Martin V

    I wish this book had been around to read when I was 18. ...

  • Chester

    Dr. Jordan Peterson has outdone himself.Spanning across religion, mythology, politics, literature, and evolutionary psychology...Intertwined with personal anecdotes, clinical correlates, and a good mi...

  • Byrne

    I ignored Jordan Peterson for a while, since his name usually came up in culture war contexts where the rule is that every generation gets approximately five talking points to endlessly yell at each o...