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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South of Why, and just west of Gunsight (the day before I passed Nothing,
Arizona—love it!), I decided to check out Organ ... down the road in Lukeville, on
the Mexican border (otherwise known — and signed — as Gringo Pass), so I
went for it.
So much passing today, constant trucks and buses, especially before Tepic,
turnoff to Guadalajara and Mexico City. Diesel cheese! ... Passed by here with
Brutus on way to breakfast stop in Ixtapa, before his mighty crash. Experienced
... from Salem, Oregon, to Stockton, California, riding through the magnificent
scenery around the Oregon/California border, past the gleaming white peak of
Mount Shasta and the blue expanse of Lake Shasta. That day I passed from cold
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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