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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I thought it might be interesting to ride through that region, so I picked a dot on the
map with the crossed-flags symbol of an international frontier, and went for it. ...
and the closer I got to this one the more I thought of possible sources of “hassle.
I thought about the photographs of Jackie and Selena everywhere, and
wondered what it would be like to look at them now. I thought about all the
memories, and wondered how they would feel, up close again like that. I had
been away for four ...
This is not at all the way I thought the world worked, and after all, it is not “
acceptable” that Selena and Jackie had to die. No way. Not in my world. So that
world, or that world-view, is gone. Some well-meaning people have tried to offer
me what ...
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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