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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

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Jordan B. Peterson

15 Hours 56 Minutes

Random House Canada

January 2018

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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.

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  • Jaewon K.

    amazing amazing amazing

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  • Andrew L.

    Most helpful and enlightening book I've ever come across. Thank you, Jordan.

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  • Jason S.

    Love Jordans books

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  • Tanner F.

    awesome, everyone should read this. Let's build a better world from the individual up.

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  • Anonymous

    Very moving. Forced me to examine my life and strategize on how to become a better person. First Jordan Peterson book, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Plus I can refer to this one again and again to get back on track.

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  • Grid G.

    This book was a disappointment. Tends to veer significantly off topic and is very heavy on religious preaching and biblical references.

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  • Anonymous

    Hope everyone can listen to/read thus book and apply rules to life, it’s the real change.

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  • Daniel S.

    I like Peterson I’ve probably watched hundreds of hours now of him on different platforms. So I thought the book would be something special, however in my opinion if you’ve heard one or two of Peterson’s interviews you’ve kind of heard it all. The book just goes on and on about human behavior but kind of in that 48 laws of power way where you’re like duhh that’s obvious. But maybe I’m just burnt out with the guys message. I am not hating on the guys book. But yeah it was a little mundane.

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  • Cameron S.

    Jordan’s book like his lectures are riveting and thought provoking, his voice is a bit dry but what he has to say is paramount in today’s world. He should never stop,

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  • Matthew M.

    I was a little hesitant about Peterson because he is such a pop phenomenon, but I started with Maps of Meaning and realized how serious, honest and insightful of a thinker he is. I found the content in 12 Rules inspiring and helpful. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking to explore self, action and meaning.

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