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 two of them agreed that the nearest gas was in Ely, 1oo miles to the north, or
Tonopah, 50 miles south. When I explained our predicament, the rancher said, “I
wish I could help,” then pointed at the truck with a chicken leg, “but I'm runnin' ...
Or comes from there — 40 miles of muddy washboard, potholes, and sloppy
mush.) You can imagine that I was feeling pretty sore and stiff, my ribs taking a
nasty pounding and my bruised throttle-arm soon in moderate agony, plus of
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The Gs had covered 60,105 kilometres [37,566 miles] since leaving here last
August, and its odometer now shows 117,312 [73,320 miles]. And it's still running
like a champ. Despite covering such a distance in that short a time, it was actually
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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