Random House Canada
(January 2018)


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Jordan Peterson

An Antidote to Chaos!

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B Peterson's answer uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research—this is self-help with smarts, an introduction to philosophy, mythology and the science of the mind, and a practical, engaging guide to a better life

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: An
Antidote to Chaos shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

SPEAKER: Dr. Peterson was nominated for five consecutive years as one of Ontario's Best University Lecturers. He is one of only three professors rated as “life changing” in the U of T's underground student handbook of course ratings.
ONLINE PRESENCE: He's a Quora Most Viewed Writer ( with 85,000 Twitter
followers ( His YouTube channel's 180+ videos have 167,000 subscribers and more than 5,500,000 views in total ( His interview on The Joe Rogan Experience has been watched by over 1,334,000 viewers (
CONNECTED: Malcolm Gladwell discussed psychology with him while researching his books, Norman Doidge is a good friend and collaborator, thriller writer Gregg Hurwitz employed several of his “valuable things” as a plot feature in his #1 international bestseller, Orphan X, and he worked with Jim Balsillie, former RiM CEO, on a project for the UN Secretary General.
His lectures and interviews on creativity, the Bible, free speech, trans rights, equality etc. have drawn the attention of an unlikely band of followers: Chris Martin (Coldplay), Peter Thiel (libertarian and Trump supporter), Sam Harris (podcast host, author, fellow-provocateur).

PROJECTS THAT WORK AND CONNECT: His psychological tests have identified thousands of promising entrepreneurs on six different continents. His U of T lectures on psychology and myth were turned into a 13-part series on TVO. His web-based Self Authoring Suite, raved about on CBC Radio, in O: The Oprah Magazine and on NPR's national website, has helped tens of thousands of people resolve their past problems and improve their futures.

DR. JORDAN B PETERSON, raised and toughened in the frigid wastelands of Northern Alberta, has flown a hammer-head roll in a carbon-fiber stunt-plane, piloted a mahogany racing sailboat around Alcatraz Island, explored an Arizona meteorite crater with a group of astronauts, built a Native American longhouse on the upper floor of his Toronto home, and been inducted into the coastal Pacific Kwakwaka'wakw tribe. He's taught mythology to lawyers, doctors and businessmen, consulted for the UN Secretary General, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia, served as an advisor to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe. With his students and colleagues at Harvard and the University of Toronto, Dr. Peterson published more than a hundred scientific papers, transforming the modern understanding of personality, while his now-classic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief (Routledge, 1999), revolutionized the psychology of religion.

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4. December 2017, Review
“...Whether he will be finally destroyed by the forces that oppose him — which is entirely possible — or continue to gather followers at the current remarkable rate is open to question. He will be publishing a new book in January 2018, 12 Rules for Life:

The Spectator

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