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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nothing but his memories, and everything he ever liked I've had to discover all
over again, one by one, so that I've held on to, for example, reading, motorcycling
, and birdwatching, but I'm not yet sure about art or music (I can look at it or listen
Once I hit on that idea, it became my “device,” and I've got some great shots like
that taken in the sagebrush desert of the Great Basin, the creosote desert of the
Mojave, the massive stone monoliths of Monument Valley, the cactus deserts of ...
This is the same boundary I've reached with prose-writing — nearly every day I sit
down and write to somebody, often my erstwhile riding partner at his House of
Incarceration, or to someone I've fallen out of touch with but feel I still want in my ...
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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