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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The voice on the phone was gruff and laconic, and when I told him I was
travelling his way and wanted to get some service work done, he growled, “Left it
a bit late, didn't you?” Thinking he meant that I should have called him sooner for
salmon, Cherries Jubilee, Echelon Chardonnay, and good coffee”), I took a long
walk through the warm late-September evening, the night air making me think of
the word “gentle,” and the floodlights glowing on the imposing neoclassical ...
Harriman in the late 1930s, with gracious, large rooms looking out through tall
conifers to the skating rink and mountains. (Another mediocre old movie set in
Idaho, Sun Valley Serenade, was made in the '40s to publicize the resort,
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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