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 always, the main thing was to keep moving; keep active, take that little baby
soul for a ride. It just took will, and I knew I was always just barely hanging on to
that necessary resolve. I was still overcome by tears and abject sorrow several ...
I decided to keep it all flexible, with lots of opportunity to change or even bail out if
I felt like it. The operative theme is “Whatever Works.” No putting demands on
myself, no commitments, and no goals. Except survival. Please pass my regards
I keep telling them we need a bigger place here, especially as they, the landlords
, keep collecting more dogs and babies and stuff. But they're too busy. However, I'
ve been making the best of it, as one does. Down on the floor playing cars with ...
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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