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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Sometimes I tried to steer my mind away from memories of the past, but in other
moods they now seemed so remote, so unreal, that I could dare to think about the
past without breaking down. The Ghost of Summer Past took me back to the ...
memories. And some of those memories I was now trying to hide from, escape
from, ride away from. I could ride — but I couldn't hide. On the third morning, I
crossed into Manitoba and pulled off the Trans-Canada Highway into a rest area
in a ...
On those familiar streets, sudden memories could leap out and grab me. In a
controlled environment like the house by the lake I had learned that I could arm
myself against those memories, so that looking at the photos of Jackie 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