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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With an impatient sigh, I walked over to the front door and looked out to see the
pickup truck driven by Jackie's brother, Keith, who worked for us looking after the
Quebec house, and perched in the back of it was a red BMw motorcycle.
That September, he joined me on my first motorcycle journey, through Quebec,
Newfoundland, and the Maritime provinces, and we met up with Jackie and
Georgia in Nova Scotia. They flew into Halifax and rented a car (neither of them ...
For the next six hours Selena traded her uncomfortable seat behind me on the
motorcycle for an uncomfortable seat beside the helicopter pilot, while he
performed all kinds of aerobatics for the videographer and Andrew, the still
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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