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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... like witnessing a suicide brought on by total apathy. She just didn't Care. The
following January, when we were finally thinking about returning from London to
try to find some kind of life back in Canada, Jackie began to suffer from severe ...
And if they do, what kind of person comes out the other end?” I didn't know, but
throughout that dark time of grief, sorrow, desolation, and complete despair,
something in me seemed determined to carry on. Something would come up.
Various stimulants and depressants could help me get through the days and
nights, but as I had recently written to a friend, “That's okay for a temporary
escape hatch, but it's no kind of a life.” I had tried the Hermit mode, now it was
time to try ...
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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