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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Rain began to fall with growing intensity, so I took shelter under the terminal
overhang for awhile, or walked around in my rainsuit. I passed a young woman
out walking her little dog, and she looked pretty under the lights of the rain-
The Freddie Spencer course went pretty well — meaning that I didn't crash! I didn'
t get my knee down, but I got “hanging off.” pretty well, and definitely learned one
or two things about getting around quickly on a scooter. As we suspected ...
... the hotel's electric compressor to help me fill the tire, and the doorman brought
me a bottle of Evian and a towel — because of course it was sweltering hot in the
city yesterday, even at 7:oo a.m. So that was pretty nice, for a bummer situation.
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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