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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That morning I had written a hopeful title in the front of my journal, “The Healing
Road,” and after a salad and “triple combo” of ribs, souvlaki, and shrimp, I offered
these reflections on that theme: Thinking while I stuffed my face that I feel better ...
thought it would be a great place to stay, an outpost of civilization on a pretty little
lake cradled among tall trees and rugged gray peaks, and when I set out that
morning I remembered it, and hoped to make it that far. The gravel parking lot in ...
Only the previous morning I had been on the phone with the landscape architect
who was designing a memorial for Jackie and Selena to be placed in the
cemetery plot I had bought in Toronto. None of that had been a cheery mission. I
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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