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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As night came on, the hour passed when we should have heard from her, and
Jackie became increasingly worried. An incorrigible optimist (back then, at least),
I still didn't believe in the possibility of anything bad happening to Selena, or to ...
I would just flinch and turn away from such associations, but Jackie remained raw
and vulnerable, unable to protect herself from the horror of memory. In an effort to
keep her eating nutritiously, I even learned to cook simple meals in our little ...
human experience, perhaps comparable only to soldiers at war. It was tense and
intense. We all did everything we could, all focused on Jackie. Feelings ran high,
and any friction or tension was a direct result of the situation, and ended with it.
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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