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12 Rules for Life (Wikipedia)
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
12 Rules for Life Front Cover (2018 first edition).jpg
AuthorJordan Peterson
IllustratorEthan Van Sciver
PublisherRandom House Canada
Penguin Allen Lane (UK)
Publication date
January 23, 2018 (Canada)
January 16, 2018 (UK)
Media typePrint, digital, audible
Pages448 (hardcover)
320 (ebook)
ISBN978-0-345-81602-3 (Canada), ISBN 978-0-241-35163-5 (UK)
LC ClassBJ1589 P48 2018
Preceded byMaps of Meaning 

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a 2018 self-help book by Canadian clinical psychologist and psychology professor Jordan Peterson. It provides life advice through essays on abstract ethical principles, psychology, mythology, religion, and personal anecdotes.

The book topped bestseller lists in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and has sold over three million copies. Peterson went on a world tour to promote the book, with a Channel 4 News interview receiving much attention. Critics praised the book's advice for men[clarification needed] and its atypical style. Peterson's perspective on God received mixed reception, and his writing style was criticized by some reviewers.

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