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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Mountie and his wife at the RCMP post at the other end of town. (Because the
Stikine River flowed down to the Alaskan town of Wrangell, Telegraph Creek was
a kind of frontier outpost between the two countries.) I was virtually alone in my ...
In the main town of the Owens Valley, Bishop, I stopped at a gas station and
removed a few inner and outer layers, then rode south to Big Pine and turned
east on California 168, a little road that Brutus and I had taken on our first trip to
By 4:oo I was ready to seek shelter for the night, and took the loop off the
Interstate leading to the town of Gila Bend, ... or what's left of it — only the town's
status as seat of Maricopa County seemed to hold off true “ghost town”
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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