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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In the hotel bar that night I heard a man say to his neighbor that hunting was “our
national heritage,” and that hunters replaced the natural predators, like bears and
wolves, that had been wiped out. Although it might be argued that those ...
As a perfect contrast to last night, I dined at the “Home” restaurant, turkey dinner
with mashed potatoes, gravy, cauliflower, and a chocolate milkshake. All this trip I
've tried to alternate nights of comparative luxury with nights in humbler places: ...
The second night, however, it wasn't the cold that woke me in the night, but a
strange, loud noise outside my window, a high, raspy kind of Rheel sound.
Suddenly awake, I heard it again and felt a tense shiver that was more than the
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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