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 652 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.


  • Mature Enough to Filter

    By ohnoitsshan
    I really enjoyed this book and all of its factually based theories on behavior, however I found myself struggling and page flipping past most of the heavy biblical references mid-way into the book. I am not religious myself but I’m capable of listening and appreciating the words of those who are; it just became a little too saturated for my attention. If you’re open minded and mature enough to filter the biblical aspects then this is a wonderful read.
  • Influential!

    By chrystler200
    This book gives you an alternative perspective, a plan and hope. I enjoyed this book for many reasons, all of which gave me hope and a new ideology. If you enjoy personal development and growth within yourself and your relationships this book can certainly offer someone new. Jordan said it best it best in his book “listen ( or read in this case ) as if the other person knows something you don’t, because chances are they do know something you don’t “. I hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I did.
  • JBP

    By 74837650
    Changed my life. Thank you Dr. Peterson!
  • Just Great

    By J Montell
    Help and inspiration oozes from this book. Thank you Dr Peterson
  • Other books deserve your time

    By How are there so many 5s....
    As a counselor, a lot of the concepts that he teaches in this book are old news. I found myself bored listening to him explain concepts ad nauseam. The amount of Christianity in the book is annoying, as it is used as the basis for many of his concepts. I couldn’t connect to this. I grew resentful as the book went on, wondering why I invested so much time into a lackluster book. I don’t need to be reminded how much suffering is in the world over and over again. Would not recommend.
  • Great read and a refreshing book.

    By PomonaPastor
    I will say that this has been a refreshing book to read. Dr. Peterson is definitely a genius and it shows in this book. An educated man who is always learning and never willing to come to a place that he will not learn anything else is a rarity in academia. This desire for truth instead of ideology shows and is what I really enjoyed even when it crossed my own ideas.
  • Surprisingly approachable

    By ChristopherMcTrashApp
    When I initially got this book I expected it to be at least decent. I was very happy to realize it was a well thought out, well organized, and written in a way that makes it approachable. It was a good read and I highly recommend it.
  • Amazing

    By Alex01986
    Absolutely great book. I was touched by the author’s sensivity and depth of analysis about important issues related to our daily lives. Very well written and will keep in my library for reference for many many years. Thank you.
  • Just rambles on....

    By Powboyz
    Surprised so many people liked this book. Love his talks but this book is terrible.
  • Outstanding

    By dk1268
    This book is the single most authoritative fusion of ancient wisdom and contemporary social challenges we face today. This masterpiece synthesizes individual and collective interests in one cohesive work. A must read.