Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road
Within a ten-month period, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. This memoir tells of the sense of personal devastation that led him on a 55,000-mile journey by motorcycle across much of North America, down through Mexico to Belize, and back again.
Peart chronicles his personal odyssey and includes stories of reuniting with friends and family, grieving, and reminiscing. He recorded with dazzling artistry the enormous range of his travel adventures, from the mountains to the seas, from the deserts to the Arctic ice, and the memorable people who contributed to his healing.
Ghost Rider is a brilliantly written and ultimately triumphant narrative memoir from a gifted writer and the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush.
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Still hard to keep up with this trip, journalizing-wise, even when I think I'm taking it
easy. Too much happens in a day, that's all, as Selena once observed. In late
June of 1997, toward the end of the Test For Echo tour, Selena joined Brutus and
definitely the same old Brutus, cheerful and optimistic (at least for those few
minutes on the phone), and just speaking to him, hearing his voice, made me feel
better, and much closer to him again. After I said goodbye to Alex and Liam on a
Brutus and I had hoped to visit Veracruz on our previous visit to Mexico, but after
spending three days in Manzanillo while he recovered ... In fact, most of the time I
rode with him in mind, for Brutus was very much with me on this journey now.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jrthebutler - LibraryThing
After the tragic losses of both his wife and 19 year old daughter, RUSH drummer Neil Peart embarks on a 14 month, 55,000 mile motorcycle journey in order to find a reason to live. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - absurdeist - LibraryThing
Imagine sending your nineteen-year-old daughter, Selena, your only child, off to college in the morning, and that evening the police show up at your front door with some "bad news". Imagine the ... Read full review