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 slept soundly with my window open to the cool, fresh air and the murmuring of
the river, and took a walk before ... As I walked among the stones reading the
inscriptions, the bare facts of names and dates had a whole new resonance for
To complete my “welcome to America” evening, I couldn't even take a walk after
dinner, for the motel was located on a busy strip of franchise restaurants, gas
stations, stores, and other motels, and there was neither a sidewalk nor even a ...
On an afternoon “warm-up walk,” I set off on a trail with signs warning, “You Are
Now Entering Grizzly Country,” and once again I was singing all the way, or
clapping when I couldn't think of another song quickly enough (the rangers tell
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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