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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clouds, and sometimes the road was shiny with rain, so the mountains were
sensed more often than seen. ... of the prairies, my journal described this three-
dimensional scenery as “monumental” and “glorious,” and after all those straight
I was truly fatigued and in need of a rest, sore all over from tension and exertion,
and I had hoped to spend a day in Inuvik, way up there at the end of the
northernmost road in Canada. Maybe I would find a way to visit Tuktoyaktuk, a
Travels on the Healing Road Neil Peart. Just last night I finished reading
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which ought to remind me of what Mexico can be
like! Then I started In Cold Blood (another cheery story) which mentions Treasure
early on ...
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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