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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A voice spoke inside my head, “You know, I still like those two rocks.” My
eyebrows lifted at the realization: I actually liked something; and thus from that
pair of rocks I began to build a new world. It would have to be a world my little
baby soul ...
And I'm sure I will. I can't stay lost and flailing like this forever. (Can I?) When my
speedometer broke the other day, it became one of those “turning points.” I pulled
over and “took a meeting” with myself — should I just head back to Tucson and ...
We'll see what happens when I head over to the “mainland” (as it seems to be
called around here), which I'm planning to do by the ferry between La Paz and
Mazatlán. I haven't yet looked at the map beyond there. Maybe I'll head for
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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