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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or for how long ( two months ? four months ? a year ? ) , but I knew I had to go .
My life depended on it . Sipping the last cup of coffee , I wrestled into my leathers
, pulled on my boots , then rinsed the cup in the sink and picked up the red
That R1100 GS has just passed 84,000 kilometres ( 52,500 miles ) of which
27,000 ( 16,875 ) have been covered in the past two months , and it's still the
most comfortable , versatile , and fun bike I can imagine . From 1,000 miles of dirt
, gravel ...
This should be the last entry in this U.S. journal , covering almost two months .
Ups and downs . Have thought of so much that didn't get written , as usual , but
one recurring reflection is the feeling of being hurt . Beyond grief , sorrow , pain ,
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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