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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I began to consider lingering for a day or two sometimes and getting out into the
woods on foot, and that tied in with a recommendation from Dan and Laurie that I
visit Waterton Lakes National Park, on the border with Montana's Glacier ...
With traffic speeding by, and whizzing in and out of parking lots, I soon gave it up
as a dark, perilous, unrewarding proposition ... The Going to the Sun Highway
had been built at the urging of Joshua Logan, an early director of the park, to
But tomorrow I'll move on to Bryce Canyon National Park, then Capitol Reef,
Canyonlands, and The Arches (Utah's pretty rich in incredible scenery), and just
keep moving. Nothing else to do. Ruby's Best Western Inn, Bryce Canyon
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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