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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The semi came slithering to a stop beside me, and a short, dark man in coveralls
hopped down from the cab, asked if I was okay, then bent to help me lift the bike.
He had obviously recognized my situation, and on remote roads in the Arctic, ...
Before setting out, I had asked Sheila to get me a set of credit cards under an
alias, John Ellwood Taylor (a fine “bluesman” name, I thought, made up of
Jackie's last name, my own middle name, and the most ordinary of given names),
to help ...
... a way to answer friends who asked how we were doing. ... alcohol, or, as I
asked my journal, “Was the abuse which caused this insult to my formerly strong
constitution self-inflicted, or just the deep and constant aggravations of recent life
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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