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Publisher Description



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.

Health, Mind & Body
January 23
Random House of Canada
Penguin Random House Canada

Customer Reviews

KomodoVan ,

Thoughtful and important!

This is a brilliant book of ideas and guidance. It will make you think, and it will help you to understand. Self-awareness is a wonderful thing - perhaps for some, a little scary, too. Dr. Peterson's explanations are accessible and well written. You will see that this man cares about the human spirit and the human condition.

Lisamiga ,

Philosophy Father

Dr. Peterson offers fatherly advice and guidance, with wisdom and love.

moxiegrrl ,

Extremely Well Written, Helpful and Meaningful! An Absolute Treasure!

I am extremely grateful to Dr. Peterson for writing this book, to help guide and provide a framework those in need of it. This book, with is helpful advise on getting oneself “unstuck” from a crippling mindset, is a treasure to read and own - I look forward to using it as a guide to help me move forward in my life. A worthwhile book to own, that holds a treasured spot on my bookshelf and in me. I’m looking forward to Dr. Peterson’s next book. And I am not surprised at how well this book is doing, nor am I surprised at how successfully he has sold out his book tour. I hope Dr. Peterson keeps up the momentum of helping others help themselves! Thank you Dr. Peterson!

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