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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After my pilgrimage to the Hemingway Memorial I had intended to try an unpaved
road leading east over the Pioneer Mountains, but it didn't look good. A steady
rain began to fall, and the sign, “Not Maintained for Passenger Vehicles” meant ...
That's important to hold onto as well: something to look forward to. Well, for now I'
m looking forward to summer, for cycling, motorcycling, swimming, rowing, and
trail cutting—which makes me look forward to next winter, when I can snowshoe ...
Next day, I made another visit to the Museo Antropológica to have a look at the
exhibit on Palenque, then went down to San Angel to have a look at my bike, the
poor old Viajero Fantasma. And don't she look sweet now! All cleaned up, and ...
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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
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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