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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“Keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down.” More snow-dusted
mountains came into view as I approached Dawson, at the end of a relatively
easy day's ride on a dry, paved highway under sunny skies. It was still early in the
Despite the unpromising forecast, I had plenty of sun after all, and that
encouraged me to take a couple of side trips to avoid repeating the same route.
North from Whitefish to Eureka, through the inevitable forested mountains (my “
It was another day of scenic side trips, first to the Hell's Canyon Dam, at the
bottom of the high narrow gorge of the Snake and the Seven Devils Mountains,
then another 20-mile climb on a rough road of gravel, dirt, and rocks (“the dry ...
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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