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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So I had been carrying those pearls, carefully wrapped, on a delivery mission
which now spanned 13,000 kilometres (8,125 miles) and almost three weeks. But
first, my route into Vancouver would delight me with a road I would later rate as ...
Hating to turn back, I carried on north to the dealer in Phoenix and convinced a
reluctant service manager to fix it (“can't get to it today,” “everybody's booked up.”
“haven't got one in stock,” the usual). In my usual shy and retiring way, I settled in
The wispy palo verde trees carried an array of tiny yellow blossoms; the spindly
arms of the ocotillo cactus were studded with vibrant red; a host of small plants
and bushes displayed their subtle jewellery, and the mesquite, cholla, and giant ...
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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