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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My fingers wandered over the bedside lamp until I found the switch, and when I
turned it the light shone through the screen and illuminated a large, pale owl
sitting upright, the way owls do, right outside my window. (Later, I looked it up in
I turned around, riding back through Ketchum and down through Hailey. The rain
tapered off into a cool, windy morning, though my mood remained dark. At
Craters of the Moon National Park, I paused briefly to smoke a cigarette and look
“No problemo,” a big contrast to places like Yuma, or even Whitehorse, where I
got turned down all over the place. Never understood why. The helpful travel
agent in Cabo, Eduardo, assured me that I needed to be at the ferry dock by noon
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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