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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That's another area where I feel seriously divided, for all of that kind of work came
out of the old me, and I feel especially alienated from “the guy that was in the
band.” (Some serious personality breakdown here; I could be doing a “Sybil” in ...
Even in that house I would sometimes chance to look over my shoulder and get
an unexpected glimpse of one of those photos, and feel a physical stab of
unguarded pain. Thus, when I did have to spend some time in Toronto — where
most of ...
Otherwise, lately I feel kind of like a yo-yo: bouncing up and down a little bit, but
not really going anywhere. And hanging on by my fingertips. . . Strange to think
that as I look back on last winter, it seems like that was a season of relative peace
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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