Jordan Peterson Slammed For Heavily Editing Book Review Blurbs

Critics of Jordan Peterson’s book claimed that his publishers skewed the reviews by painting them in a more flattering light, and they called him out on it.

According to reports, Peterson’s philosophic book Beyond Order was published in hardcover in 2021 and in paperback the following year. The paperback edition has numerous positive blurbs pulled straight from reviewers. However, a few of those writers have taken issue with Penguin, the book’s publisher, for omitting their bad reviews and taking quotes out of context.

The front cover of Jordan Peterson’s Beyond Order was inspired by quotes from two notable literary reviewers, who were taken aback by the decision.

This week, prominent personalities in the media who read Beyond Order (2021) have called attention to the fact that excerpts from their reviews have been misconstrued to imply that they enjoyed his book while their critiques were more nuanced or critical.

James Marriott, who reviewed the book for The Times in 2021, recently posted an image of the book’s back cover, which included his remarks describing the book as a philosophy of the meaning of life.

However, Marriott repeatedly termed Peterson’s theory “bonkers” throughout the essay, which is omitted from the brief quotation.

Though he subsequently claimed that he found the clever application of his words amusing, Marriott eventually removed the tweet in question.

Johanna Thomas-Corr expressed her displeasure with her review being included, calling it a gross distortion. In the whole review, Thomas-Corr qualified her positive remarks by expressing her disappointment with the book’s depiction of Peterson’s divisive ideas.

According to The Telegraph UK’s review, the book is self-important and difficult to access, a reflection of Jordan Peterson’s global fame and the psychodrama surrounding him. Either he is the most significant public thinker in the world, or he is that odd, dedicated Canadian therapist who rose to prominence in his mid-life by authoring a book that appealed to males, who typically do not read self-help books.