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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I hunkered down in Lordsburg for the night, weepy and lost (at an exceedingly
mediocre Best Western and neighboring restaurant, “Kranberry's"), and carried
on next morning (sunny at least, though still cold and fiercely windy) to Tucson for
During those long days of riding across Mexico, my thoughts turned ever more
strongly toward home, or at least the idea of home. I still had to get through two
more weeks of travel, and the dark day on the horizon called Christmas, but all I ...
But in more than one sense, we're “over the hump,” and although this summer
wasn't what I hoped it might be (I had some fantasy in one of my brains I'd be
getting into a fabulous routine of exercise and creative work), at least I can see
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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