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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Exhausted and desolated, I flew back to Toronto, staying there just long enough
to organize the house and put it on the market, with more help from family and
friends, then got away to the house on the lake, still not knowing what I was going
A month or so ago, I came back from San Francisco confused and bewildered by
the Great Mystery of Woman, but I responded to that bewilderment in a healthy
fashion, by going and beating up my drums. |Recap of drumming experience.
I was writing to Steven the other day about the way I imagined it last spring when
I was thinking ahead to this summer, daring to imagine all the good things I was
going to do: the exercise I was going to get, the creative work I was going to start
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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