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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A couple of good days there, taking care of business, sending you a letter and a
couple of books, visiting a dentist to have a couple of crowns glued back in,
working phone, fax, and Fedex, eating well, and looking at all those beautiful
In a couple of hours of plodding, bending, and fierce snipping, I cut perhaps two
million sumac sprouts, plus countless other “whippy” bits of growth, but I'm still
mired in a dense thicket back there. Next time I'll have to take the handsaw with
Eventually I went and lay down and passed out for awhile, then woke up
exhausted, but calmer. That happened before too, a couple of weeks ago in L.A.,
when I was alone one afternoon and it just swept over me, like a wave of abject
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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