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


Great Insight5 star

Teaching of a perspective that is very helpful.55


Some good ideas, mostly fluff3 star

Was okay. Expected more.35


An Original Thinker5 star

A masterpiece from someone who sees so much through a very different lens.55


Awake youfself with this book.5 star

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.55


Pedantic meanderings of a narcissist2 star

Babble, babble, babble…look how smart I think I am…babble, babble, babble25


Keep this for your collections5 star

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.55


Good read5 star

It's helping me get started on actually taking stock of what's going on with me and working towards being better.55


Very insightful5 star

I completely loved this book helped me throughout tough times55


2022.5 star

Great book, learned a lot about my OWN life that I didn’t know was In the “fog”55


A Familiar Face5 star

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.55

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