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 letters I had begun calling that remnant spark “my little baby soul,” and the task
before me now, I decided, was to nurture that spirit as well as I could. My little
baby soul was not a happy infant, of course, with much to complain about, but as
But I'm still finding that getting out on the 'shoes or the “skinny sticks” diverts and
calms the mind — the soul — so well. Good thing too, for this little baby soul has
been doing a lot of mewling lately. Probably got colic or something. Teething ...
... well as the changes my little baby soul had been through in the intervening
time. We also seemed to have a new member in that splintered, multifaceted soul
of mine, a persona (perhaps not “adaptive” this time, but rather “developmental”) I
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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