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 1,548 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.


  • Some good ideas, mostly fluff

    By a.sbragia
    Was okay. Expected more.
  • An Original Thinker

    By AutoDidact1
    A masterpiece from someone who sees so much through a very different lens.
  • Awake youfself with this book.

    By Alexdecline_
    I greatly want to congratulate Mr. Peterson for his amazing work. This book just gave me a deeper insight of meaning in life. If you can read this, thank you Jordan Peterson. It was worth it.
  • Pedantic meanderings of a narcissist

    By Trabecular
    Babble, babble, babble…look how smart I think I am…babble, babble, babble
  • Keep this for your collections

    By Dashichz
    I know I am keeping this for as long as possible. As a father I look for guidance to help with my children’s development. This brings to light what to focus on.
  • Good read

    By Evregreen
    It's helping me get started on actually taking stock of what's going on with me and working towards being better.
  • Very insightful

    By andachel
    I completely loved this book helped me throughout tough times
  • 2022.

    By saint_boiii
    Great book, learned a lot about my OWN life that I didn’t know was In the “fog”
  • A Familiar Face

    By macewhatitdo
    There aren’t even enough words to express the beneficial factors this book illustrates. I will be reading this book to the day i die for it gives no excuses when i fall back on negative outlooks, their is always a way out and for better reason. It takes a lot to know this knowledge and not be better, for not being better would insight a neglect of consciousness. Reading this a second time will only solidify and expand the understanding of its material. The thrill of its revealing ability to concepts of common relatability is unmatched. I will be chewing on this for a very long time.
  • Steven J Nieves

    By snieves787
    This book has changed my entire perspective on life and has helped me through a truly difficult time. I would like to thank Dr Peterson for his words of wisdom.