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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After two months of dissipation in Toronto, I pulled myself together, and we
fulfilled Jackie's wish to go to Barbados. Two years previously we had enjoyed a
memorable family vacation in that pleasant island-nation, and it offered sufficient
Selena and Jackie and I lived most of the year in Toronto, but we usually spent
our summers and holidays at the house by the lake in Quebec, and for our tight
little family, Christmas was a special time there. The snow had been heavy that ...
I rode back with Brad as far as Toronto, where he dropped me at a hotel, for I
needed to take care of some business before I flew out to Mexico City. Toronto
had become a “ghost city” to me. I had lived there with Jackie and Selena for
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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