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 motel provided an in-room coffee maker, and I was up early to brew a cup of
strong coffee, load the bike, and ride through a cold, cloudy morning to the
entrance to Glacier National Park. The Going to the Sun Highway had been built
at the ...
I'd planned to stop at Roy's Motel that night, but it was still so early that if I went
straight there I'd arrive by about 2:30 — too early. (For me, the corollary to the
Scooter Trash rule about not drinking until I'm parked, is that as soon as I'm
It's hard to describe, and maybe too early, for I've only started to think about that
idea this week (as the second second-year begins, if you know what I mean), but
it seems as though at this point the abject sorrow starts to modify into a ...
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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