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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... but I was riding alone, motivated partly by my desire to see if solitary travelling
might help to soothe the torment of my little baby soul, and partly because Brutus
couldn't get away, and was hoping to meet up with me somewhere later on.
A few minutes later he came in holding my wallet in his white “search gloves,”
and demanded that I verify its contents. Then, 1o long minutes later, he returned,
stripped off the gloves, and charged me $2.40 for “excess cigarettes.” Man. Later I
I told her I would call her later in the week, hoping that she would get a little “used
to” the idea. Or maybe this “experiment” would just fizzle out on its own, and
become a non-issue. In any case, my own chaotic emotions were stirred up even
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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