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Publisher's Summary

This program includes an introduction read by the author.

A fascinating biography and in-depth look at the work of best-selling writer and psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson, by award-winning author Jim Proser.

Who is psychologist, professor, best-selling author, and YouTube personality Dr. Peterson? What does he believe in? Who are his followers? And why is he so controversial? These are among the many questions raised in this compelling, exhaustively researched account of his life - from Peterson’s early days as a religious-school student in small-town Canada to his tenure at Harvard to his headline-making persona of the present day.

In Savage Messiah, we meet an adolescent Peterson who, scoffing at the "fairy tales" being taught in his confirmation class, asks his minister how it’s possible to believe the Bible in light of modern scientific theory. Unsatisfied with the answer he’s been given, Peterson goes on to challenge other authority figures who stood in his way as he dared to define the world in his own terms. This won Peterson many enemies and more admirers than he could have dreamed of, particularly during the digital era, when his nontraditional views could be widely shared and critically discussed. Still, a fall from grace was never far behind.

Peterson had always preached the importance of free speech, which he believed was essential to finding life-saving personal meaning in our frequently nihilistic world. But when he dismissed Canadian parliament Bill C-16, one that compelled the use of newly-invented pronouns to address new gender identities, Peterson found himself facing a whole new world. Students targeted him as a gender bigot. Conservatives called him their hero. Soon, Peterson was fixed firmly at the center of the culture wars - and there was no turning back.

With exclusive interviews of Dr. Peterson, as well as conversations with his family, friends, and associates, this audiobook reveals the heart and mind, teachings and practices, of one of the most provocative voices of our time.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2020 Jim Proser (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Great book! Worth a read!

A fascinating front-line assessment of the 2020s Culture War centred around a brilliant and controversial psychologist and philosopher, Dr. Jordon Peterson. This guy is offering strategies to individuals to have more meaning in their lives, and in turn, channel that energy into improving community and society. Ideas are supported by rational and critical debate, with actual solutions, such as rugged individualism and why that is important. The far-lefties do not like it, even more reason to read it.

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A revelation

A wonderful, engaging and courageous insight into the life of an extraordinary man. A modern hero, indeed, still on the hero's journey.

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A MUST READ/LISTEN!!

If you're a fan of JP then this book is for you! I could barely stop for a break! Highly recommend!!

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Not to be repetitive, but

You saved me and started a cleansing of my heart and mind. The Atlas burden of life and suffering and most of all giving me words to express the dismay of the disarray of this world. Asylum being run by the Crazies! Freedom of Speech and I love Alberta are my mantras. Hines Creek, Fairview and Vulcan Alberta are the string of commonality for me with you. I have an insatiable connection to your philosophy and life view. Can’t say it all. The best book/audio book ever!! I would like to join the Jordan B. Peterson army to fight for Freedom of Speech. P. Palmer-Wright

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Excellent read! Recommended for all!

This book allows a peek into the mind and a life of a brilliant scholar. Good narration as well. I did enjoy it. Wishing the profane language and some graphic scenes were omitted, making it presentable to our young readers)

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Truly inspiring

A truly great piece of literature that helps to shed light on a truly great man. A man who risked everything for his fellow citizens, and humanity.

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voice isn't my favorite, but the story is great

the speakers voice is quite theatrical, it's not really an acquired thing either. the story of JP is quite something. I highly recommend

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Excellent background to Jordan Peterson.

This "optional" review requires fifteen words so here they are right in front of you.

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Loved it

Loved it. I'm so glad we have Jordan Peterson in this world, during these crazy times. He has brought me solid principals to live by. Jordan Peterson reminds me of Elon Musk, where his goal was to change the world, and was ready to go down with his ship had his plan not worked.The narrator sounded a bit like he was doing a commercial for the History Channel, lol. However, I did get used to his voice, and absolutely loved the story.

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hear me out

Narrator takes awhile to get used to but was good. Wish their was no profanity for kids listening sake. But the content is amazing. Someone points out the error of saying Trudeau was NDP, but if you listen it's clear that he says Trudeau was leader of Liberal even if slight miswording about NDP. It adds a lot of insight for state of Canada also. Any fan of JBP will like.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-18

Well worth the read

It seemed to start slow but the issues he bravely addressed....because he knows he is right....makes you want to complete this read for such a time as we are in now! Narration was fine but I was able to set read speed at plus 25%...and completed in about a week of commutes. Take a few notes here; learn to be a thinker and an educated layman prepared for blunting today's depraved leftist ideologies. Your kids are depending on it...they just don't know it yet.

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  • K. Rowe
  • 2020-03-12

Best book I've heard on Audible

Dr Jordan Peterson is a traditionalist. It doesn't matter if you favor the left or the right, Dr Peterson gives you mindful insights into how we became so divided and, perhaps, a way out of this mess. Best book I have ever purchased on Audible.

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  • michael
  • 2020-04-04

If you've followed Jordan, this book isn't needed

Very well done book highlighting Jordans achievements and putting together a useful timeline. If you're familiar with him then this book is just added information, but if you're not this is a great way to get caught up about him.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-04-23

JBP

I guess the issue I had with this book was the authors need to attempt to fit JBP into the American political structure. I believe In doing so he missed showing why so many people see’s JBP as someone who awaking their true self. If it that was helping people understand the reason for religion or just how to think beyond the emotion of their life’s problems.

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  • Jordan M. Mackey
  • 2020-02-26

THANK YOU! Hearing Jordan Petersons Story Saved my

Hearing Jordan Petersons story has help to save my sanity during a very tumultuous period in my life. On January 8th of 2018 I was swore in as a city councilman and started asking questions in a small town in Kansas. That's led me down a path of unfathomable truth about the reality of corruption in government and the socialism machine. Jordan Petersons story has given me strength to keep going when I've lost nearly everything my business and more recently my girlfriend and son.

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  • Mr. Tony
  • 2020-04-13

Wow. Just wow!

WOW! This was such an amazing book. I loved it so much and I will read/listen to it over and over again. One of the best books I've read in a long time. It was so intriguing and shed so much light on the great and humble life of Dr. Jordan Peterson.

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  • JLLS
  • 2020-08-04

good portrayal of a great man

Follows a lot along the lines of 12 rules. JBP is such an honest open man that this book doesn't offer much new information.

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  • Idaho Storm
  • 2020-02-11

Amazing

I learned a lot about Jordan Peterson, a man I really respect. Some parts of this book were hard to read, but from the difficult subject matter, not the way it was presented; ultimately, it was worth the effort.

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  • RSH
  • 2020-11-20

Insightful Perspective

A perspective of the evolution of Dr Jordan Peterson that I have thoroughly enjoyed and is worth the listen.

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  • Jonathan M.
  • 2020-10-21

Well done!

A great introduction to bring you up to speed on the thoughts, life and struggle of Dr. Peterson and the hope he is inspiring.

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