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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Because of some strength (or flaw) of character, I never seemed to question “why
” I should survive, but only “how” — though that was certainly a big enough
question to deal with at the time. I remember thinking, “How does anyone survive
When they did appear, they were bare of trees, for at this latitude the treeline was
very near; at the 4,000-foot elevation of Summit Lake, the trees seemed to end
right at the roadside. After days of riding across the horizontal plane of the
fell, the smell of the sea seemed to grow stronger, and a brief glimpse of full
moon was overtaken by clouds. Rain began to fall with growing intensity, so I
took shelter under the terminal overhang for awhile, or walked around in my
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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