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've fetched up in some strange places in my travels, and some places that
were a serious adventure to get to, but this . . . this is one of them.” I slept soundly
with my window open to the cool, fresh air and the murmuring of the river, and
This afternoon I took a hike up the canyon wall to the Emerald Pools, and
sometime I'll send you the photos I took from there. Sometime when I really hate
you and want to torture you ... Okay, yeah, it was beautiful, but there are a
As for me, I took a pretty good fall too, bruising my ribs (not as well as you did, of
course) and banging my forearm against one of the railing uprights as I slid by (I
had time to think, “broken arm for sure,” but just a nasty bruise — oh yeah, and ...
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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