12 rules for life

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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 criticise 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?

Format
Paperback
Published
02/05/2019
ISBN
9780141988511
Publisher
PENGUIN BOOKS
Weight
326kg

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Genuinely extraordinary... Unmatched by any other modern thinker ... A prophet for our times Daily Mail - Dominic Sandbrook The most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now New York Times Everyone must read 12 Rules For Life... 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. But get the book, that is the most important thing. And then read it. And then pass it on to a friend Chris Evans 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 Charismatic and exceptionally articulate.... Peterson is a new kind of public intellectual, using YouTube to spread ideas infinitely wider than predecessors such as Bertrand Russell or Isaiah Berlin New Statesman - Amol Rajan Anyone who is in a position of leadership would find it very insightful ... Jordan Peterson is a profound writer Gina Miller It is that rare thing: self-help that might actually be helpful New Statesman Fascinating ... Peterson is brilliant on many subjects Sunday Times - Bryan Appleyard One of the most eclectic and stimulating public intellectuals at large today, fearless and impassioned Guardian - Matthew d'Ancona Profound, charismatic and serious... One of the most important thinkers to emerge on the world stage for many years Spectator - Tim Lott The most sought-after psychologist in the world Psychology Today A wonderful psychologist Malcolm Gladwell Like the best intellectual polymaths, Peterson invites his readers to embark on their own intellectual, spiritual and ideological journeys... You have nothing to lose but your own misery Toronto Star 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 Someone with not only humanity and humour, but serious depth and substance ... Peterson has a truly cosmopolitan and omnivorous intellect... There is a burning sincerity to the man Spectator 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 The Times - Melanie Reid Jordan Peterson is a Canadian psychologist whose seemingly overnight ascent to cultural rockstar comes after years of deep scholarship in many disciplines Psychology Today 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' 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 The Times - Melanie Philips

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