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12 Rules for Life : An antidote to chaos - Jordan B. Peterson

12 Rules for Life

An antidote to chaos

Paperback

Published: 29th January 2018
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What does everyone in the modern world need to know? A renowned psychologist answers hard questions with a unique combination of ancient wisdom and clinical experience.

Jordan Peterson's work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of polarizing politics, echo chambers and trigger warnings, his startling message about the value of personal responsibility and the dangers of ideology has resonated around the world.

In this book, he combines ancient wisdom with decades of experience to provide twelve profound and challenging principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules for Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives - eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

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A very interesting read

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This book combines everything you can think of in life and tries to make some sense to this crazy life we live. A lot of information. Have to sift through some of it depending on your beliefs. But there is a lot of important understandings to be had. Great for the reflective reader.

Brisbane Australia

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Great Read

4

Interesting perspective on life. Opens your mind up to a more conscious way of thinking and living life.

victoria, australia

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Top Advice

5

Great advice to help you stay on track with your life.

Parkes NSW

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Well packaged and fast service

5

I will buy the other book for myself soon

Northcote Melbourne

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Great insightful and accurate and I'm only half way through

5

i could have done with this book about 15 years ago when I was around 23 years old

Australia

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This is a compelling, challenging, stretching book.

5

JP has written an unexpected book that will resonate for years. Such depth. JP does go the long way around to explain his rules, and writes like few I have read, but it makes it all the more compelling. It's a cross between a 'secular' Mere Christianity and better reasoned Freakonomics. I have found life challenging sections in every chapter [and I'm a 46yr old male with double degrees.]

Redcliffe, Qld, Aust

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Mind-expanding - No Bull - calls a spade a spade

5

Enhanced my understanding of why we behave the way we behave - why we react the way.

Sydney Australia

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12 Rules for Life, Jordan Peterson

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this book is so good that I purchased a 2nd copy for a friend, this should be every persons bible, the man is amazing

ACT, Australia

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Didn't reach expectations

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I heard the author speak on television when being interviewed. He was very interesting. However, the book did not meet my expectations.

Australia

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Well worth buying,if you are staggering with reality.

4

There is no doubt Jordan is an intellectual, and reading his works one sees a lot of what other people think also..... I find this book an intellectual dictionary among Intellectuals.......It is not a coffee table browser, but having said that it is a book of reference,one can pull out and quote from.......

Perth, Western Australia

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12 Rules for Life

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Peterson's appeal...is genuinely extraordinary. Clearly many young men feel he gives them a sense of meaning, inspiration and encouragement unmatched by any other modern thinker ... A prophet for our times -- Dominic Sandbrook * Daily Mail *
Everyone must read 12 Rules For Life, by Jordan B. Peterson. It is the most enlightening book I have read in ages. Google him if you like, if it makes you feel better. It will, by the way. His YouTube lectures are amazing for all sorts of reasons. But get the book, that is the most important thing. And then read it. And then pass it on to a friend, or even better, an enemy -- Chris Evans
Peterson is charismatic and exceptionally articulate.... There is something masterful about him... He is a new kind of public intellectual, using YouTube to spread ideas infinitely wider than predecessors such as Bertrand Russell or Isaiah Berlin. ... He's filling the hole out of which my generation has just clambered. His essential message that men should grow up is a way of saying, it's cool to be free - but to what end?' -- Amol Rajan * New Statesman *
The most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now * New York Times *
A phenomenon * Prospect *
Anyone who is in a position of leadership would find it very insightful ... Jordan Peterson is a profound writer - he messes together the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, science, and politics -- Gina Miller
Jordan Peterson is a Canadian psychologist whose seemingly overnight ascent to cultural rockstar comes after years of deep scholarship in many disciplines. His new book, 12 Rules for Life, is atop bestseller lists, and millions have followed his lectures on YouTube. He has a penchant for seeing the application of micro-scale information to societal problems * Psychology Today *
In a different intellectual league... Peterson can take the most difficult ideas and make them entertaining. This may be why his YouTube videos have had 35m views. He is fast becoming the closest that academia has to a rock star * Observer *
It is that rare thing: self-help that might actually be helpful * New Statesman *
One of the most eclectic and stimulating public intellectuals at large today, fearless and impassioned -- Matthew d'Ancona * Guardian *
Someone with not only humanity and humour, but serious depth and substance ... Peterson has a truly cosmopolitan and omnivorous intellect, but one that recognises that things need grounding in a home if they are ever going to be meaningfully grasped ... As well as being funny, there is a burning sincerity to the man which only the most withered cynic could suspect * Spectator *
The most sought-after psychologist in the world * Psychology Today *
Fascinating ... Peterson is brilliant on many subjects -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times *
Peterson has become a kind of secular prophet who, in an era of lobotomised conformism, thinks out of the box ... His message is overwhelmingly vital -- Melanie Philips * The Times *
A rock-star academic, a cool, cowboy-boot-wearing public thinker who directs tough love at overprotected youth ... [Peterson] twirls ideas around like a magician -- Melanie Reid * The Times *
A wonderful psychologist -- Malcolm Gladwell
Like the best intellectual polymaths, Peterson invites his readers to embark on their own intellectual, spiritual and ideological journeys into the many topics and disciplines he touches on ... If Peterson is right, you have nothing to lose but your own misery -- James Grainger * Toronto Star *
Jordan Peterson is the most important and influential Canadian thinker since Marshall McLuhan. His bold synthesis of psychology, anthropology, science, politics and comparative religion is forming a genuinely humanistic university of the future -- Camille Paglia
Profound, charismatic and serious... One of the most important thinkers to emerge on the world stage for many years ... Peterson has become increasingly difficult to ignore - and whoever chooses to do so will deprive themselves of an intriguing intellectual journey -- Tim Lott * Spectator *
A master at helping his students become more reflective, and take themselves and their futures more seriously -- Norman Doidge, author of 'The Brain that Changes Itself'
12 Rules for Life hits home - from identifying the deeply engrained hierarchical ladder that motivates our decision making to asking indispensable and sometimes politically unpopular questions about your life and suggesting ways to better it -- Howard Bloom, author of 'The Lucifer Principle'

ISBN: 9780241351642
ISBN-10: 0241351642
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 29th January 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1