File Name: Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life
Author : Jordan B. Peterson , Juliette Fogra (Illustrator)
ISBN : 9780593084649
Format : Hardcover 432 pages
Genre : Psychology, Nonfiction, Self Help, Philosophy, Personal Development, Audiobook, Leadership, Cultural, Productivity, Science,
Rating: it was amazing
Wow, some of the things I read about JP are so full of bitterness and vitriol it’s weird. He’s a hypocrite and a drug taker selling basic advice so should be strung up? The pomposity makes me cringe. I for one enjoy listening to him and quite enjoyed his last book. The advice he gives clearly isn’t for everyone, after all we know that self entitlement and victim mentality reigns supreme nowadays so having a white, conservative man talking in a way that might remind people of strict school teachers or disciplinarian dads must be terrifying in itself. Maybe that’s why the anger? Fear? “Please stop telling me to take responsibility man!!!”
Anyway, lots of people really like him and what he says. Believe it or not, lots of intelligent people of both sexes like him as well. That’s isn’t of course a reason to like him. I personally get put off just about anything popular. I’m a lone wolf me. Always made me own bed. Cooked me own food. Love exercising. Never asked for a friend or begged to be accepted. You know, I’m generally self satisfied really. Think I’ll get that copy of his latest book reserved.
In all seriousness though I actually know some people who aren’t keen on him. I actually love some of them and whilst we don’t always see eye to eye we are adult enough to get through that (most of the time without violence). To be fair they haven’t read and listened to him as much as me so I put it down to self entitlement and bitterness. I reckon this is going to be a 4.5 star book. You’re welcome 🧐
Rating: did not like it
How is this grifter still a thing? Seriously? I'd really hoped Jordan Peterson's weird and cultish lobsterpeople army would disband and stop spamming their guru all over the place when he turned himself into a vegetable. It appears, unfortunately, this isn't what's going to happen. Jordan Peterson, regaining the use of his motor skills after his drug addictions left him in a coma, is back to give you more life advice!
Taking self-help advice from Jordan Peterson at this point is like taking diet advice from Chris Christie. Actually, it's like taking diet advice from Jordan Peterson and his Chaos Dragon daughter, Mikhaila. All-beef diet? Because a glass of apple cider gave him a psychotic episode that lasted 25 days? No wonder he became depressed - can you imagine the constipation!?
His self-help advice is so banal it's ludicrous. Hey, clean your room guys! Stand up straight...wash your penis! Your mom probably gave you this advice during your childhood and she didn't charge you $25 for it. But that's not really why he became famous.
Jordan Peterson is someone who defends the status quo by telling people they shouldn't criticize injustice in the world, instead they should worry about fixing their own imperfections. He gave this advice as he was popping pills like Tic Tacs and going on diatribes about the downfall of western civilization (which is apparently due to crossdressing postmodern commies or whatever). Can people really not see this extraordinary hypocrisy?
Apparently with Peterson it is rules for thee, but not for me. This is a guy who stated during his interview with Cathy Newman that freedom of speech means the right to offend, but then Dr. Free Speech goes and sues a university for $1.5 million because faculty criticized him during a meeting.
Jordan Peterson offers those right-wing incel types the trappings of intellectualism for their bizarre movement. At the end of the day it's nothing more than a veneer. He's just a more articulate version of that crazy guy riding around with the "Obama Is A Marxist" bumper sticker.
Jordan Peterson's last book opened with multiple pages dedicated to using lobsters to make points about human nature. That is, Peterson argued certain human behaviors, like hierarchies, are completely natural because lobsters also exhibit them. But do you know what behavior lobsters exhibit which he failed to mention? They urinate on each other for greetings. Which is how I recommend you greet Jordan Peterson if you ever come across him. If he gets upset just tell him it's completely natural because lobsters do it.
Alright, enough! I gave it a go, but I'm sorry lobsterpeople, this is some Deepak Chopra level gibberish you guys are into.
In addition, if you're already familiar with Jordan Peterson, having read his previous books and/or listened to his interviews and talks, something you'll notice as you make your way through this book is that he's just rehashing old material. And one of his original 12 rules was to be precise in your speech! He also warned in his last book against having too many rules, claiming that was counterproductive. But here we are with 12 more rules! I suppose if this one sells anything like the last one there will be even more rules added, which he'll really have to scrape the bottom of the barrel for. Make sure your shoelaces are tied? Remember to stay hydrated?
The dressed up platitudes he offers in his new book are represented poorly, often with little to do with the claims being made, and sometimes get downright creepy. Like one tangent where he speculated on the sex lives of Harry Potter characters and how Harry needs to slay dragons to conquer their virginity or something. Huh?!
Other times Beyond Order includes historical facts that are just objectively wrong. For example when he veers into ancient Egyptian mythology and starts speaking about the goddess Isis. Attempting to fit Isis into his "women are chaos" schtick, JP claims Isis was a goddess of chaos. She wasn't. The opposite actually. She was associated with order and order to the ancient Egyptians was viewed as a feminine force.
Peterson is no stranger to these historical revisionisms while attempting to support his arguments. He previously claimed he's studied Nazism for 40 years and it was an atheistic doctrine. But all you need to do is take a glance at Nazi uniforms to see a major hole in Peterson's claims. Wehrmacht soldiers wore the phrase "Gott Mitt Uns" (God With Us) right on their uniforms.
In multiple ways Peterson, as usual, warns people not to go against tradition in Beyond Order. There didn't appear to be hardly any meaningful action recommended in a way that was not personal. It's the same tired clean your room before you dare criticize the world sorta stuff, coming to you from the guy whose room was really very dirty (both metaphorically and literally, if you've ever seen videos he's done in his study) and who loves to criticize the world.
Beyond Order continues to misrepresent the views of writers, both those JP opposes and those he co-opts to use for affirmation of his traditionalism. An example of the latter would be Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky has universal appeal because of his unique psychological insights, but his great works are really arguments against what he saw as the corrupting influence of nearly all western culture on 19th century Russia. What was Dostoevsky trying to preserve? Something like "Obschina," a Christian-socialist way of life for the 19th century Russian peasant, including communal ownership of the land, obviously not a goal shared by JP.
One positive is that Peterson did appear to take it easier with the crustacean analogies than in the past, which I appreciated. Really, couldn't you think of anything better for your readers to aspire to than sea insects that get boiled alive?!
Anyway, this is all amazing to me. Who knew lying about a law designed to protect people from discrimination, which is what led to Jordan Peterson's rise to fame, could be so lucrative? Remember all that fearmongering? It's been 189 weeks since Bill C-16 became law. Do you know what the arrest tally is? Zero.
Rating: really liked it
from the guy who told you to keep your taint clean and got a mild bout of psychosis from drinking apple cider, comes the next in his series of self-help books for people who thought self-help books were for idiots 2 years ago.
sneak peek of the next series' rules include #14 "don't let your children do anything that makes you dislike them, including sending you to a russian rehab center"; #18 "better soap your balls twice just in case"; #19 "don't get addicted to benzos".
looking forward to hate-reading this one.
Rating: it was amazing
I just finished. It was amazing. I'm percolating on my final review and will post soon.
Just finished Rule 4. It was what I needed to hear today. Also, I love the illustrations that accompany each chapter. I restrain myself from peeking ahead and only look at the illustration for each chapter as I get to it, so I am really savoring them.
Just finished Rule 2 and, wow, I am motivated to be the hero of my own story. I love how in his first book, he ended each chapter with such power and, so far, Beyond Order does not disappoint. Honestly, the end of Rule 2 felt like a mic drop.
What will end up in the final review:
Jordan Peterson has the amazing ability to articulate extremely complex truths with clarity and power. I am forever indebted to him for helping me understand myself and see my internal motivations and the way forward in life much more clearly. I have been severely impacted by mental illness since I can remember and I attribute a significant amount of my healing to reading and hearing Jordan Peterson's words (I actually attribute all my healing to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ but I believe They worked through him to help me).
In 2018, Jordan Peterson said to start moving forward, to make incremental progress and that in a few years, you will be unrecognizable to yourself. It's not like I don't have any problems anymore, but *this has happened for me*. When I look at where I am now (Mar 2021) compared to 2018, things are so much better than I thought possible.
Rating: it was amazing
Ordering your Life shall encompass pre-ordering my book which is, Beyond Order.
Have you cleaned up your room which is Beyond Order?
Have you tried Ordering what is Beyond Order? If not you are way Beyond disorder...
Rating: it was amazing
I knew you could do it
Once again I am very pleased with the display and offering from a well read thinking man.
More later after I have time to absorb all. When will Jordon start his organization as suggested. Move up based on reading and mentoring other men, participating.... Come on Jordan.
Second Early Morning Reading
Well Jordan I made notes on this reading, and will write them without narrative but just blunt comments. I am sure you will know where in the book I am referring as will others with understanding.
Your introduction excuse sets a bad tone to start the book of calling men to better lives of responsibility when you will not face the demon in the mirror openly and honestly. Addiction is addiction, whether that be alcohol, running, eating, drugs, sex, work, etc the sickness calls for honest self evaluation of facing that demon you have chosen to ride when your wife got sick and you allowed your adult daughter to continue your excuse line. Stop it. You chose and are choosing to be the Father for all the men of the world so that also means that you stand up honestly not travel around the country and world running from that DNA demon that is you. Everyone sees and is reading your excuses and attempts of the Hero to run and not face his responsibilities as you call for other men to so stop it now. Speak the language everyone understands. You have no power over addiction and only through help from your higher power are you going to make it so do it honestly not running scare from one doctors to the next in another country you are less known. Can you say Betty Ford!
As much as we discuss archetypal hero’s from the lineage of Joseph Campbell we are still only men only humans so humble yourself you did not make your DNA. If you are going to go on a bender just do it and then get yourself right in the head. Again get the help of others who have faced the demon and they are in that 12 step program.
From all of your reading you do not know we as humans without the inter fear acne of the meat industry should only be eating greens, vegetables and NO MEET. The reason people lose weight on the paleo diet and soon become very ill after is because you need grain to cleanse the protein/poison out of your organs your body was not meant to process meat. It is cancer in the making. Try fasting and get on natural salads. Even the largest cows eat grass!
So trying to get clean while under a coma so you dont have to face the pain of insult of preaching to the world while you decide to Escape the pain of reality. Instead stand up be the man and get a plan. Get a sponsor and Russia in the winter how were the gulags? Did you get you any closer to that plagiarist bread in the pocket storyline stealing Solzhenitsyn? I am surprised you did not catch his theft of Dostoevsky’s work but why would anyone unless they have really read the works and wondered where they had heard about that little piece of pocket bread before. Have you considered visits to the Concentration camps in Europe or Asia? Maybe going to see how the Japanese men really even in todays world treat women. But perhaps you already understand that “Work Makes You Free” as you suggest to all the men to get busy and carry that heavy load. Perhaps the peace loving, Catholic Church supporting, USA freedom and beggar of peace dog loving momma’s boy true hero Hitler knew all along.
So I am glad to see you are applying the Hero motif to the a movie the younger people can grasp but if you research the Aztec ruins you will see the field of play with the two hole/rings and the rules so you will know she did not just create the game but just discussed the men lost their heads real to play. https://www.ancient.eu/article/604/th...
Now as far as flying well you would have to read and believe The Acts of Peter, the ancient text of Simon stretching out his hands and flying infront of Nero causing Peter to strike him down.
So is the desire to get the money and fame worth your sobriety, your family, or are you going to play the motif of the troubled martyr why not just cut off an ear?
So I think you could recommend more of your website and reading material so people have a clue what you are discussing which normally in books is a discussion of the book and topic then you lead into what you want to say about it. The book is way to long and comprehensive for the average reader and then throw in the uneducated well then you have trouble since they recommend you write at grade 10 so not to intimidated the readers. So I recommend to just try a different writing template. I am sure your editor was extremely intimidated or would have recommended these basic changes. How did people fair with the 12 rules which is a lot considering they cannot recall the basic 10 commandments let alone the 613 or perhaps you could have taken it to the original text and foundation of the commandments back to King Hammurabi and then the next book a little further back to the oldest known law. I did notice you stated exactly what I recommended to President Trump which was to not tire himself with each thing that comes up as the people test him but to allow the hierarchy to work which is why we have it. The bible is thousands of years of wisdom at the fingertips and all people have to do it read it. We have established: City, County, States, then Federal Govt then maybe a complete briefing to the President, definitely NOT every persons comment is elevated to the exhausted representative of the people. Which is what I have recommended to you, why are you fighting me on this? Get the organization set up. Get the pyramid based on readings and volunteer, responsibility, mentoring, travel, projects etc. The men are waiting and needing and you are making up some storyline lie...as you cry; I don’t know why which is a complete lie, an embarrassment and absurd when you know exactly why. So get busy! Get the people signed up I and started so they feel like they belong to other men, to society to a purpose, to education and awareness and see how fast it grows because you wont be around but your organization if set up properly will be ...forever well for a very long time. Look at the Masons, Lions etc...
And now that you have confirmed your room, office and house is in order well...
You can find me on linkedin if you need suggestions.
Rating: it was amazing
Beyond Order shows JBP as more of a social creature, calling for an affirmative attitude towards conserving culture and creatively transforming it. This balanced account, which draws upon his work with individuals in a clinical setting, corrects some of the extremist errors in Freud and Rousseau and undercuts our crude 'expressive individualism'. Peterson punches holes in our social imaginary by drawing upon a variety of fields, centring on his deep and time-tested work as a psychologist.
Peterson sounds more like the late, great, Rene Girard at times and implicitly refers to mankind as a 'mimetic' creature. Here, he seems finally to be finding the purposeful contours of evolution, expressed through psychology and religion and iterated over aeons.
The iterated game that he refers to, bringing the best of Piaget, reintegrates play and utility, highlighting that life is not a zero-sum game. Contra the ideologues or the nihilistic expressivist, drifting from nothing meaningful to nothing meaningful, Peterson has hope and promises that beyond order there is something paradoxically intelligible and worth living for. He encourages us to be grateful in spite of life's suffering, offering a plethora of reasons why this is the best approach to life. Beauty, practical logic, and love amongst them.
Ignore many of the ideological one star reviews, most of which are by people we know who have not read the book. Beyond Order is a measured and readable book from the much maligned professor and a welcome return to form after a few turbulent years beset by illness, family suffering, and the pressures of public life. Books like this one can take you beyond cleaning your room, and beyond ossified order, if we let them with some semblance of humility.
Rating: it was amazing
I'm a huge Peterson fan (and this new book does not disappoint), but perhaps I should clarify one very small point.
In Rule 8 he describes a painting called "The Immaculate Conception" (by Guido Reni) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. But he calls it "The Immaculate Conception of Mary."
Perhaps he was trying to clarify a common misunderstanding. People often think that the Immaculate Conception refers to the virginal conception of Jesus. But it actually refers to the conception of Mary, the idea being that she was conceived without original sin.
However, the painting in question does not depict the literal conception of Mary, which would be odd indeed. Instead, it depicts the Assumption of Mary into heaven. You can see for yourself with a simple Google search.
So what gives? Why is the painting called "The Immaculate Conception"? Well, you'd need to ask a Catholic...
You see, although the phrase "Immaculate Conception" refers to the conception of Mary without sin, it is also used as one of the titles of Mary. Case in point is when the Blessed Mother appeared to St Bernadette at Lourdes, France in the mid 1800's. She famously referred to herself as follows: "I am the Immaculate Conception."
In other words, Guido Reni's painting is not a painting of "The Immaculate Conception OF Mary," as Peterson says. Instead, it is a painting of "The Immaculate Conception," which IS Mary.
Now perhaps I am splitting hairs, but hopefully I've done so in a constructive way. Setting aside this one misplaced word, do read this book, reflect deeply on each chapter, and take its lessons to heart.
Pay attention to Peterson's book recommendations. I was not disappointed to read "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "Road to Wigan Pier" by George Orwell, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and "The Gulag Archipelago" by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. "The Harvest of Sorrow" by Robert Conquest is next-in-line on my "want to read" list. And in "Beyond Order" he mentions "The Rape of Nanking" by Iris Chang and "Ordinary Men" by Christopher Browning (both of which I've since read), among others.
Rating: really liked it
Two parts, March post-read review, and February pre-release thoughts.
- March 17 2021 - post-read review -
I have completed Beyond Order, now, shortly after a full study of Maps of Meaning. Beyond order is more up-beat, optimistic, than 12 Rules for Life.
Chapters that significantly resonated with me include:
- Do not hide unwanted things in the fog
- Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility has been abdicated (wow what chapter title heh)
- Abandon Ideology
- Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens
- Try to make one room in your home as beautiful as possible
- Do not allow yourself to become resentful, deceitful, or arrogant
I did not come away from 12 Rules for Life with a desire to re-read it again in a complete straight-through approach, however I have made quick reference many times since.
With Beyond Order, in reflection, I feel a desire to read the entire thing start-to-finish, again, soon. Perhaps this is also because of an interest to tie ideas between Beyond Order to Maps of Meaning which is a very intense, ultimately positive and forward-looking work.
Significant stories abound. The story of the young black client who had ended his relationship abruptly and needed deep unconscious work, the woman who sought to help psychiatric patients in the hospital, the server in the restaurant. And notably, his own deep struggle and confessions of vulnerability, and expressions of hope.
Peterson himself notes, when engaged in writing, there's a difference between "thou shalt not" as a set of law to restrict action, but this does not provide as tangible and forward-looking steps or inspiration, as a spirit of "thou shalt", or, "try this, see what happens." Refer to the rule 7: "Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens".
The book is now released for barely two weeks, some seem to be reading it quickly, some processing it slowly. In the news and book review space, there yet persists this robotic din, it sounds like "you can safely ignore Jordan Peterson", "controversial", "alt-right", "charlatan", "grifter", (see The Guardian, MacLeans, et al.) enough to give one a migraine. In this moment, considering Beyond Order, people towing that line will be at their weakest and most nitpicking. If I had to criticize, one time, then this is it, and is very trivial to use as criticism: the flow of the book certainly has a sequential flow, and appears consciously intended. But for people who would pick up the book and on first read, might read it in any numbered order, will find themselves missing a few points.
I always advocate a review of the original inspired list of 42 rules from Quora; and while Beyond Order continues in the track of 12 Rules for Life, the number 12 doesn't divide evenly into 40 or 42. So, this may be the last of the "rules for life" or another may come about. Whatever the case, standing alone, this is an encouraging book.
- Feb 18 2021 - pre-release thoughts -
It's bizarre how there are book reviews for this, given the book is unreleased.
The previous book (and only I can recall?) I ever pre-ordered was just recently released: CG Jung's Black Books, shipped in October 2020. On Amazon, prior to the date of shipment, their product page disallowed product reviews (sensibly IMHO). Moving on...
This is likely to be a notable work. Lots of fan-base interest, and great reception on 12 Rules.
A superficial first thought is, is it "as good as" 12 Rules? Ah, but it does not make much difference to me. One could expect the direction will be different, falling under the "beyond order" frame, and so be adaptive of "the new", "the novel".
Again, with respect to the previous book, I think "it is a companion to 12 Rules", as it falls within the original Quora 42 rules list. Yet, while it's from the quora list, and it's "12 more rules", Jordan Peterson is far more of a left-wing philosophical type, a known prolific adventuring scientist, researcher, if one is familiar with his primary work. I say the left-wing bit partly because of personal bias (I am relatively far left) and with all due respect to those who like him who consider themselves right-wing, conservative, etc. Given his own current life and transformation, conscious/unconscious experiences, I might risk a hope that this will "be better than" 12 Rules. That's just my personal take.
Much love for the original 42 rules list, such an attitude-transforming list, and good food for meditation. Let's see how "Beyond Order" as a motif goes; chaos is a welcome part of my life, habitually seek the unknown, so this is something personally preferred over "antidote to chaos". I am curious.
I guess, this amounts to a hopeful, pre-review prediction. Best of luck to Jordan Peterson in this release, hope it's received well.
Rating: liked it
Reading these reviews, I am struck by the idea that people tend to rate the man rather than the work. As a wise man once told me about reviews, ignore the best ones as well as the worst ones. Those people often have an agenda that is clearly influencing their opinion.
Now then, to the matter at hand. Let me begin by saying I thoroughly enjoyed the original 12 rules book. It helped me a great deal, and I enjoyed the message of personal responsibility. I work as a psychologist, and many of my clients are young men in their late teens and early 20's. I witnessed firsthand how his message of personal responsibility helped a number of these guys. In a generation that has seemingly victimized everyone, it was a timely message to grow up and take ownership of your life. No one is coming to save you.
I didn't like this book nearly as much. Yes, I was somewhat influenced by my diminished opinion of Dr. Peterson. The story of food poisoning and subsequent opiate addiction seemed pretty weak to me, and at odds with his overall message of self-reliance. Although I despise political correctness and cancel culture, I also feel he has made some serious missteps in picking his battles. A psychologist's job is not to judge, and to understand that ultimately each person we see in our sessions is an N of 1. The Dr. Phil's of the world do a great deal of damage publicizing the very private journey of psychotherapy in search of ego gratification. Jordan has also wandered into this territory in my opinion.
And yet, this book has some excellent sections. Powerful insights about the importance of ownership of one's behaviour. There are not many influential people consistently delivering this message these days.
He wanders way too far into the bible, mythology, etc. You're no Joseph Campbell, Jordan, and stop trying to be.
So it's a three for me. I'm glad I read it and got a lot out of it, but it certainly had some weak spots.
Rating: it was amazing
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, no fan of Peterson, said that "the test of originality for an idea is not the absence of one single predecessor, but the presence of multiple but incompatible ones". If 10 people say your book is unoriginal for the SAME reason, it's probably unoriginal. But if 10 people say your book is unoriginal for 10 DIFFERENT REASONS, you almost certainly have something original.
Jordan Peterson's critics accuse him of being a "crypto-fascist"* who practices a "toxic form of identity politics" while Jordan-junkies like myself praise him for becoming a bulwark against the rising tide of ideological thinking, especially that of totalitarianism and nihilism and finding the middle-ground between liberal and conservative views, basically arguing that there's a time to be a liberal, there's a time to be conservative, wisdom is knowing the difference and the only way you can get that wisdom is by exposing yourself to as many different viewpoints as possible because you're not smart enough to figure it all out by yourself.
That you have such contrasting views on the same person is a strong indicator that you have somebody who's definitely an original and my highlights are evidence of that. For much larger books, I will make an average of 170 highlights about 20,000 words in total. For this book, I made 354 highlights of 51,000 words in total because there was so much thought-provoking content.
*I had to look up "crypto-fascist". I thought it referred to any ANTIFA member (ironically standing for 'anti-fascist') who traded in Bitcoin. But it turns out that it refers to the "secret support for, or admiration of, fascism." Who'da'thunk it?
Rating: it was amazing
Loved and enjoyed every bit of this book!
Thank you Mr. Peterson. ❤️❤️
I cannot put into words the profound impact you had and still have on my life, because of you, i took responsibility for my own life, started moving, trying to make the world a better place, by just being a little bit kinder, compassionate and understanding, ( first towards my own Self ) you made me see and understand that despite the suffering we see, despite the ugliness and injustices that we see, we as individuals and as a species can overcome, can transcend that!
You inspired me to make each day meaningful, to constantly improve myself, but only in comparison to who I was yesterday, not who someone is today....
Love you ❤️❤️❤️ God Bless you and your loved ones 📿📿❤️❤️
After all, the world was here before I got here, it doesn’t owe me anything, I owe it !
Rating: it was amazing
In a political climate where even mentioning truth without being sardonic will get you scoffed out of a humanities classroom, Peterson has crafted an entire arsenal for anyone willing to fight the good fight - whether that be creating order by taming chaos (12 Rules), or transforming order when it has become too rigid and stifling (Beyond Order)
I’m just going to put a small excerpt here from Rule 5: Fortify Your Position.
‘When culture disintegrates — because it refuses to be aware of its own pathology; because the visionary hero is absent — it descends into the chaos that underlies everything. Under such conditions, the individual can dive voluntarily as deeply as he or she dares into the depths and rediscover the eternal principles renewing vision and life. The alternative is despair, corruption, and nihilism – thoughtless subjugation to the false word of totalitarian utopianism and life as a miserable, lying, and resentful slave.’
Rating: it was amazing
In the sequel to the first book in the series, Dr. JP does not miss a beat in giving more knowledge, wisdom and common sense.
I think this book is more brilliant than the last and I am a better person for reading it. There are some books that can not be fully absorbed with just one encounter. So, I will read it again (this time with intent to apply the principles) and then I will augment my review.
Rating: really liked it
Haven't read the book (as it isn't released yet), but watched JP's 2 hour lecture going over his 12 new rules. As with his previous two books, I find the author to be a much better speaker than writer (not to say that he is a bad writer at all), so I won't be reading the book as I believe the lecture covers most of the big ideas anyways. The rules and advice he distills are very valuable, but some of them are a bit cliché, and thus I'm giving it 4 stars.