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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In April, I attended a riding class at a Toronto college with Rush guitarist Alex,
who had been bitten by “the bug” himself that same winter, and had bought a
Harley-Davidson. A strange and ironic part of my physical-mental interface was
During the days off between shows I might spend the whole day riding from city to
city, if they were within 100 miles or so, and on the afternoons before a show I
often pedaled through the various cities to the local art museum, to feed my ...
The next day, we made our separate ways down to Las Vegas, their RV to the
park at Circus Circus, and me to the riding school's designated hotel, Excalibur, a
huge showplace of pseudo-Arthurian style built on, of course, a vast casino.
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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