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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It's been even longer since I've had a “dinner guest” like this, but I thought I'd give
it a try. Lately my life has consisted of trying things I used to like, and seeing if
they're still any good. Starting over, in so many ways, and on such shaky footing.
Now I'm going to have the “Thanksgiving Special” dinner here at the Oasis. Not
exactly “local cuisine,” but my stupid stomach will probably like it better (though
Baja is pretty much “seafood central” anyway, and that hasn't been a problem).
deserted decks on cold, foggy afternoons, playing deck games together,
wonderful food and drink, and formal dress for dinner every night—that part
Selena had loved, for she always loved to get dressed up. I was glad to have
those memories, ...
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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