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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thought it would be a great place to stay, an outpost of civilization on a pretty little
lake cradled among tall trees and rugged gray peaks, and when I set out that
morning I remembered it, and hoped to make it that far. The gravel parking lot in ...
I can't stay lost and flailing like this forever. (Can I?) When my speedometer broke
the other day, it became one of those “turning points.” I pulled over and “took a
meeting” with myself — should I just head back to Tucson and park it, “put on my
you and I did), and I wouldn't mind coming back here for a longer stay (once the “
49ers” are gone; I was just reading in the lobby that they've been having an “
Encampment” here every year since 1949, and next year, the 50", will be really
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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