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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After playing so long together, Geddy and Alex and I never played a truly bad
show, at least that anyone else would know about, but we had our own inner
scale to judge by, and that judge could be stern. My playing felt clumsy and
sloppy, and ...
People were friendly, and music played everywhere: a live band in the bar, a “CD
jukebox” in the open-air bar at the stern, and even when I wandered up by the
bridge, I heard music playing from there. In the restaurant they were playing a ...
out of the random patterns and tempos I was playing, a larger “theme" was
appearing — I was “telling my story.” Not in musical or lyrical terms, but just
thinking while I played a certain passage, “this is that part.” I once defined the
basic nature ...
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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