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 long, long wait in steady rain, then the anxiety of riding onboard over those
slippery metal ramps and getting tied down (pathetic attempt, as usual; must
learn proper knot for that), then a couple slugs of whisky and an exploration of the
On a gloomy day of heavy rain I rode down into northern Arizona, then west
through Black Mesa and the electric railroad which features in Edward Abbey's
The Monkey Wrench Gang, along with the huge coal power plant (called Navajo
Down I-25 (getting south as fast as I could!) the snow went away, but the
crosswinds were deadly, especially while passing trucks, and where I bypassed
old Las Cruces to Deming, the cold rain grew ever worse. I hunkered down in
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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