12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life Summary



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.

Book Reviews


Good read4 star

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 Some of his ideas seem little outdated/strange to me- chaos being feminine and order and culture masculine.45


Life!4 star

I thought it was very and DEEP!45


Amazing, Factual, and Entertaining5 star

Just read it. And read it again.55


Very well written.2 star

Great read!!25


Incredible Book!5 star

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.55


Thanks dr peterson5 star

Excellent book. This improved my life!55


2nd rate wanna-be intellectual.1 star

Pass on this. Read anything else.15

Cameron's voice

Best book ever5 star

This book summed up the last 6 books i read so i know its GOD. If you read this book you will love it . It brought me into GOD the real way . I already knew GOD but not like this . Chest out shoulders back be honest, aim n fire55


Please1 star

If I had to read one (1) more time about how many “views” and “upvotes” and YouTube “views” you have acquired, I’m going to go feral.15


Truly enlightening.4 star

I have not read many self help books but so far this one has truly resonated with me. It has changed my state of mind and how I move through my life. I do not agree with everything Jordan Peterson says but there is no doubting his knowledge and expertise in psychology and philosophy. Thank you for putting so much effort into this book.45

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