In 12 Rules for Life, Peterson examines how it is that killers like Hitler and Stalin can co-opt huge numbers of people to follow them. And he offers as an antidote to chaos 12 rules that will help an individual avoid chaos and have meaning. He examines how one has a meaningful life. I think this is one of the most profound and thought-provoking books I have read in the last 20 years. His comments on the realities of men, particularly working men, were incredibly honest.

Make It Stick examines instructional strategies from evidence-based research that promote long-term remembrance of the learning. One of the findings is that “cramming”—taking notes and reading over those notes and highlighting—does not actually “make it stick.” What the research indicates is that repeated intervals of revisiting the material is more effective.