12 Rules for Life - Jordan B. Peterson

12 Rules for Life

By Jordan B. Peterson

  • Release Date: 2018-01-23
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 4.5
From 225 Ratings



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 readers.


  • Thanks

    By Par 5
    The book was awake up call for me. I in joyed read about new ideas to follow and practice. Listening, being truthful, trying to understand other peoples problems above my own. But always standing up straight. It taught me that being good doesn’t mean opening your house and let people take thing because they say they need help.
  • Phenomenal

    By Kire Snewo
    This book is out of the norm because it has such normal common ways of how to be decent.
  • Very good stuff

    By kuchinga
    Incredibly insightful, well written.
  • Facts and feeling

    By pohebo
    This is true of human experience. This is a masterpiece. You will gain something from this I promise you.
  • Love-Hate

    By country fan 12345
    This book is a love-hate kind of read. You will love the parts that apply to you personally and protect your values. You may hate the rest. On the surface, this book is compelling, and easy, in the moment, to agree with the author’s views. Unfortunately as the story unfolds, in trying to accommodate everyone, he ends up creating an argument of why the world should protect people that share his demographic profile and values. While I appreciate his attempts to change my world-view, after spending a few weeks away, I now believe that the author was in a very dark state when he created this book. Yes, darkness must exist to give light meaning, but more darkness doesn’t necessarily create more light. Theorizing out of fear tends to appeal to those who wish to return to (or keep) the status quo, not those who want to change or overcome it. Feel free to read, just be prepared to love and hate it, regardless of your current status.
  • Don’t believe the MSM, See for yourself

    By JTWalls
    Informative and unassuming. Nothing the msm makes it or JBP out to be. A classic example of don’t judge a book by its cover or, what someone else tells you about it. See for yourself.
  • Wow!

    By L ete
    Jordan Peterson changed my life for the better without a doubt with this book if you are debating on buying stop the insanity and pay the money!!!
  • Outstanding book

    By AndyManford
    This is one of the most encouraging and enlightening books I’ve ever read. Johnson offers advise and insight on how to deal with life’s most trivial obstacles. I wish every man and women would read this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Stupid

    By Gumbo Jenkins
    Really?? This guy is an idiot.
  • Wow, excellent book!

    By flugm
    Thought provoking book that turns a lot of conventional thinking upside down. Doesn’t necessarily mean I agree with everything in here, but I must admit was very engaged reading through the book. Several of his rules revolved around Christian teaching. Peterson’s writings reflect a psychological analysis behind these rules which is incredibly fascinating to read how Christian teachings reflect in society. Expect to have your thinking challenged, and gain a deeper understanding of human interactions!