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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We shared some of our travel stories, and I learned that they were a father and
his two sons from southern British Columbia on their way to Alaska, where they
were planning to ride to the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway, the service road
I rode down to the Yukon River and caught the ferry across, then headed up to
the “Top of the World Highway.” I had been skeptical about that name, thinking
maybe it was another northern exaggeration, like “highway” often was, and by “
top of ...
A long sťance with the map and the Weather Channel had told me to head back
west again, away from the snow, and in early afternoon I rode out of Salt Lake to
Nephi and picked up Highway 6, The Grand Army of the Republic Highway, and
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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
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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