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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Great part of Northwest around there, for scenery and weather. Also: actually
called Gabrielle! The words came into my head this morning: “The answer is yes.”
Felt like a goofy teenager about it, but got her number from Andrew and made ...
... eastern Colorado (though never “beastly,” as it had been in the Pacific
Northwest; these are a couple of my new meteorological classifications for
motorcycling weather), with clouds and wind and occasional rain, but it was
never too serious.
Anyway, let's talk about the weather, shall we? Night before last I was awakened
at 2:oo a.m. by thunder, wind, and rain, and then stayed up to watch a most
amazing electrical storm. The lightning flashes came so rapidly and constantly it ...
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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