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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On the prairies, as in the desert, a clump of trees in the distance usually means a
town, and I decided to stop at the next grove of trees on the horizon. Closer up,
Neepawa looked welcoming, and my motel room was a memorable time warp.
Lately, when I feel one of those “replays” starting up, I try to stop it: get up, move
around, literally tell myself “fuck off,” “stop it right now.” (Yes, I talk to myself a lot
lately, but I think I give myself good advice!) Again, motion: move your thoughts ...
Then I just try to keep the “twosecond cushion” between me and surrounding
traffic, keep out of their blind spots (while remembering that no matter what, I
remain totally invisible to them), and ride on — one fuel stop or rest area/pee stop
at a ...
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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