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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As I was saying in a postcard to my grandfather today, “get down here right away;
it's hot, it's sunny, it's cheap, and you can ... That's what I did, other than walk
around the pleasant town, visit the old mission and its well-done museum, and go
respect the hard work that made it possible for him to play the drums at that level,
but it's just not me. I watched my instructional video the other night, just as an “
experiment,” and the same thing happened. It was like the guy talking and
Either way, there's nothing I can do about it but try to survive, for if Time is
supposed to do its healing thing, it's up to me to let it pass. As gently as possible.
In that spirit, I have tried to stretch this ski season as far as I can, and it's driven
me into ...
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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