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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Clouds and rain increased as I rode up the east side of the Salton Sea (or sewer,
according to the nice old lady at the museum in Yuma), and I could just see that
the scenery was probably nice, on nearly every other day of the year. Ach. I tried
And me so used to being the “lone saddletramp,” the Ghost Rider, but of course
it's nice having some company. Shelly flew out of Chan Chich at noon today,
bound for home, and Steven in his Jeep Wrangler followed me back out through
Once on, I had a nice long stretch of four-lane, then construction at Lazaro
Cárdenas. No signs, just dust and chaos and tons of traffic. From then on, trucks
and buses to pass, and again through Villahermosa, no agreement with signs
and map, ...
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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