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 1,444 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.


  • 12 Rules for Life

    By Merced96
    Lots of great thought provoking ways to navigate important aspects of your life, and how to help others in your life do the same for theirs’.
  • Read it

    By Marsviewpoint
    It’s worth the time and effort. So darn interesting. At times it was a little heady for this mere mortal, but push on because it all becomes clear by the time the chapter is done: The author is amazingly honest and he offers such good advice. He doesn’t try to please everyone; he speaks his truth with passion gleamed from hard experience. No matter if you agree or disagree with him, his points of view, and the instructions for a better more meaningful life, can’t/shouldn’t be ignored. Read it.
  • Alright

    By NateRam17
    There were a lot of religious references, which I do not care for, otherwise, this book was hard for me, but I enjoyed the struggle with it.
  • Fascinating!

    By bnirfi
    I love the insights! It’s content is new compared to all other reads I’ve had, so it takes some effort to fully absorb it but totally worth it. Thank you J !
  • Good read

    By archilny
    Jordan Peterson is a conservative intellectual- his voice and perspective must be heard. Not a conservative myself- I found the book interesting. The book is essentially advice for life to young people; something much deeper than what your High School teacher told you but with a conservative twist. Of course, as a conservative he seeks to establish rules and structures for people to follow- that makes sense from the conservative point of view. Some of his ideas seem little outdated/strange to me- chaos being feminine and order and culture masculine.
  • Life!

    By RaiderRube
    I thought it was very and DEEP!
  • Amazing, Factual, and Entertaining

    By Bgwhirlwind09
    Just read it. And read it again.
  • Very well written.

    By scodean12
    Great read!!
  • Incredible Book!

    By Jmesa95
    An incredible book that can be applied no matter who you are and where you are. Dr. Peterson is blunt and to the point; he doesn’t beat around the bush. This book broke down many toxic ideologies I had and helped me establish better ones. A must read if you’re open and willing to grow.
  • Thanks dr peterson

    By ruturaj4
    Excellent book. This improved my life!