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 told her, “If you're not careful I'll tell you all my troubles!” She was overworked
and underpaid, no doubt, and seemed mad at everybody, but especially at some
man — the one she wanted to shoot. I told her, “It's not worth going to jail for
Other than Brutus, the only person I told about my plans was my Mom. She knew
better than anyone what I had been through for nearly two years by that time, and
she and Jackie had also been fairly close, so I knew her response would be a ...
The previous night I had called my brother-in-law, Steven, and told him “the news
.” He was cautiously supportive, but typically, he had his concerns about me. “I'm
only worried about you getting hurt.” I wrotein my journal, “Me too, but...you can't ...
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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