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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In some places, the sheer cliffs of eroded, multi-layered rock did resemble a
modest version of that famed stretch of the Colorado River, and sometimes the
road was a mere ledge perched on those vertical walls, dropping off into a
I thought of the old movie with that title, starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn
Monroe, in which they float down a perilous river on a raft, two castaways (three,
counting Mitchum's motherless son) set adrift by the vicissitudes of pioneer life,
At the mouth of what was then called the Mah-hah River, a band of Indians
robbed John Day and his companion of everything they carried, including their
clothes, and left them naked on the river bank. Fortunately they were rescued by
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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