12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

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Allen Lane, Jan 16, 2018 - Conduct of life - 448 pages
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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I really wanted this book to be good. I've seen interviews with the author and he seemed to be intelligent, rational, open to listen and explore new ideas with the scientific method (regardless of his ... Read full review

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Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson isn't such a Big Thing in UK as the States, but I saw his name mentioned on numerous sites - and, it seemed, with feather-spitting bile by the more Leftist ... Read full review

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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is the bestselling author of 12 Rules for Life, which has sold five million copies worldwide and has been published in over 40 languages. His YouTube videos and podcasts have gathered a worldwide audience of hundreds of millions, and his global book tour has reached more than 250,000 people in 100 different cities. After working for decades as a clinical psychologist and professor at Harvard and the University of Toronto, Peterson has become one of the world's most influential public intellectuals. With his students and colleagues, Dr. Peterson has published over a hundred scientific papers, and his 1999 book Maps of Meaning revolutionized the psychology of religion. He lives in Toronto, Ontario with his family.

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