12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am absolutely blown away by this book!
I hate to say that for the same reason that I hate to praise a great movie that others have not seen yet; I don’t want to set expectations such that when others watch/read it, they wonder what the fuss was about. So please set your expectations accordingly.
Okay, with that said, this is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. Each chapter is dedicated to one of the 12 rules for life. The twist is this: the rules seems self-evident and even so commonsensical that one could assume that they could guess the content of the chapter. I did not guess the content of even one of the chapters. Peterson goes deep into a subject that is seemingly unrelated until POW, he ties it into the theme in a way I didn’t expect. He supports his insights and claims with numerous footnotes too. It isn’t just the psychobabble of an average self-help book. These concepts, if taken seriously, can dramatically change your life.
I hurried through the book as fast as I could so that I could start again and savor it. I’m starting it again as soon as I post this review.