The Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has been an internet sensation since releasing a series of videos in late 2016 on his YouTube channel. This book has gone to the top of international best-seller lists. In it he provides guidelines for living a good life, and in particular he challenges certain ideas of political correctness, especially a negativity towards masculinity, the downplaying of the reality of human evil, and the negation of the value of suffering,
He makes extensive use of the wisdom embedded in mythology, religion, philosophy and literature. A certain level of formation is required to understand correctly the use he makes of thinkers such as Nietzsche and Carl Jung, as well the slightly ambiguous parallels he draws between Sacred Scripture and mythology.