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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We're expected to pull ourselves together and carry on (expectations sometimes
from others, sometimes just from an unextinguishable part of ourselves), but we
face a pretty desperate battle, after all, for there's nothing to pull together!
Sometimes it seems to go to sleep in about a minute, but that's okay too, of
course (you just want it to be quiet, right?), and sometimes I seem to go into a
trance-like state, and I'll “come to” and think, “Hey, where have I been for the past
Even in that house I would sometimes chance to look over my shoulder and get
an unexpected glimpse of one of those photos, and feel a physical stab of
unguarded pain. Thus, when I did have to spend some time in Toronto — where
most of ...
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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