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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Walt [the owner] and I sat out front for an hour or so, and I just told him you “
couldn't make it this time” (true enough), for of course he asked. I had been
tracing those old alphabetical ghost towns at the water stops [from the Santa Fe
There's a nice phrase Salvadori uses in giving directions, “Just follow your front
wheel.” So I will. All this has taken us right through another excellent meal (on
days when I hike I'm allowed to have dessert), coffee and smoke outside at “our ...
The key element is the front and back cover, to protect it in your bicycle or
motorcycle panniers. I've kept it going the last few years by taping refills into it, but
you can imagine it was getting a little travel-worn, and since it (and you) are often
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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