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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These spells seemed to have been increasing since our stay in London, and the
problem seemed to be my stomach — though it was never painful, but only a little
uncomfortable, like indigestion. Sometimes I couldn't even figure out why I was ...
Never a dull moment, that's for sure, and I never had a moment of feeling really
tired, either, in the sense of being drowsy. Yesterday and today, fired up with a
sense of mission, commitment, and 100% alertness. Ready for anything, all the
The weather got kind of “bitchy” around eastern Colorado (though never “beastly,
” as it had been in the Pacific Northwest; these are a couple of my new
meteorological classifications for motorcycling weather), with clouds and wind
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - absurdeist - LibraryThing
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