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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Once I was able to accept the idea, I was amazed how much they would and
could do to help me survive those dark days. John Steinbeck once wrote that
sometimes the nicest thing you can do for someone is to allow them to do
something for ...
Around there it started to rain hard once more, so I opted for another Best
Western in Nelson (a pleasant little town, with lots of “outdoorsy” shops). After a
shower and hanging things up to dry, the rain had stopped, and a walkabout led
me here ...
Too many memories, for one thing, and a lot of them come out of nowhere: a
mental “flinch” as I drive along and glance at the Gap on the corner of Bay and
Bloor where I once met Selena to take her shopping; or the restaurant where
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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