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 470 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.


  • 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.
  • Amazing!

    By From Laventille With Love
    I find it so interesting that I discovered Peterson and his work just when I began to apply some of the very things he presents in this book. This was truly a blessing that has already impacted my life profoundly. I managed to complete this in less than a week and almost cried when it ended. (I actually kinda did, tbh). Will be reading again with a few of my friends. I appreciate your sacrifice, Dr. Peterson!
  • Great teacher

    By xTEBOx
    Great psychologist and thinker.
  • Invaluable

    By Irockman1
    Some of the rules in this book may be basic virtues we already sort of know (such as standing up straight and telling the truth) but the book's value lies in its explanations as to why these things are valuable. If you lack the fundamental understanding behind certain virtues, it becomes very easy to slip up. My life has absolutely improved since reading this book. I'm still nowhere near perfect, as I still sometimes still fall victim to my own laziness and malevolence, but at a less frequent rate than before. I think almost anyone will be able to find some value in this book.
  • Common sense in an uncommon time.

    By Nolnacs
    Western society has succeeded because the value of the individual. The good that any individual does in society manifests in compounding goodness as each individual does their best with their capabilities. These rules are core tenants of how to live a meaningful life in western society. Brilliant communication of the practical nature of being a positive individual.
  • Jungian Noncommittal generic life advice

    By RagAndBoneMan3
    Peppered with horrifically vague writing and cowardly sexism. Perfect for your one book a lifetime “intellectuals”.

    By Meanllama
    I love Jordan Peterson’s work!! From his lectures, interviews, articles, and books. He is definitely someone I have great respect for. This book is your blueprint to have an honest and fulfilling life. I can’t wait for his second book to come out. GET THIS BOOK!!
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    By darwinshcalacka
  • Defies the globalist progressive nutless man view

    By Knarf W
    Dr. Peterson makes the case eloquently and in plain speak of how we as a society have left all those things that made man successfully evolve to be better in every way and have embraced an existence of pussified mediocrity led by women and denial of basic human needs. Jordan lays out a blueprint with set clearly thought out principles with very reasonable and well thought it justification as to why we are failing as a society, who is responsible to fix it (men), and how to change ourselves to bring our world back from the disaster known as progressivism. Disgusting communist progressive liberal democrats are a plague on our world and must be purged either by jailing, ostracizing them to a meager poverty stricken existence, death, destruction or breeding them out of existence then making all their beliefs to include Islam illegal with the immediate penalty of death. What I just said is preposterous! This is what Peterson warns against because he cautions against overcorrecting (my words) too far too the right as dictators have done many times before! Get this book and also Maps of Meaning for intellectual thought provoking information as well! 12 Rules is fantastic and really has changed my life by pulling me back to embrace what I am, what I need to be, and what I had forgotten due to society breaking down our previous societal norms. Great book! Buy one for yourself and one for all your family members, make and female alike!