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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Travelling had always been a more or less normal condition for me, not only as
the necessary environment of a touring musician for the past 23 years with Rush,
but also as a kind of escape from all that. Between concert tours I had travelled ...
... travelling together through the Four Corners region: Brutus and me on our
bikes, and the girls in a rented minivan. For the next few days I would be
travelling some of those same roads, with the inevitable poignant memories. Oct
2 + Mexica.
Pain from separation is causing you unhappiness, and you're dwelling on past
conflicts, travelling with regrets. You work in the performing arts of some kind —
actor? musician? — and your job offers you abundance, but this has deteriorated
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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