In the 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, by Jordan Peterson, we learn about hierarchies older than trees, what it means to tell the truth and how to effectively put a toddler down for a nap. Through odd chapter titles and real life experiences, Peterson teaches us about life in all of its order and chaos and joy and suffering. Each chapter or "rule" covers an aspect of life which Peterson then expounds upon. Calling forth analogies and metaphors from the Bible to the Simpsons, each rule is unique. Each new rule seems cryptic and strange at first. It's unclear how Peterson is going to tie it all back together, which he does flawlessly every time. The advice he offers is relatable and down to earth. It clicks in your mind in a way that feels like it was always there, but you just didn't realize it.
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 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.