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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The ferry attendant, a friendly man who was probably from the Dene (den-ay)
people of the Gwi'chin Nation (unless he was Chinese), told me the other
motorcyclists I had heard about from the Jeep driver were Belgians, and one of
them had ...
The setting, beside the fast-flowing Rio Frio amid young (probably thirdgrowth)
pines, was nice, but that was about it. I probably won't take you there sometime. (
Incidentally, Chan Chich has rather fallen in our estimation now, with the ...
Probably that Humboldt Current. This is Humboldt County, after all. Or maybe that
Pacific effect called “La Puta.”) Probably, yeah. And some fabulous groves of
eucalyptus today, too, with that fine medicinal tang, and sometimes the road ran ...
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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