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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So beautifully green and lush around there, with palm-furred mountainsides, and
the same all the way. Occasionally bits slightly drier, more scrubby, but always
green. Too late and too far away (and too tired) to check out this town for “
And why didn't you tell me that there was absolutely nowhere to stay in Shiprock?
... There's a good motto on the wall here (part of an extraordinary “mural”): “Never
approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any ...
But no, there's something more insidious at work, for in my mellow tripping
through town after my cliff-side stroll, I bought a replacement for my travel-weary
sweatshirt, and a tan ultrasuede going-out-to-dinner shirt. Plus a pair 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