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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During those first awful weeks in Toronto our friends and family filled the House
of Mourning day and night, trying to distract us and help us deal with this
unbearable reality as best they could, but Jackie remained inconsolable, pining
This week's crisis for me has been the reverse of Spring Fever: the thaw is
definitely coming, and I'm scared. Although we still have plenty of snow, and last
week I went cross-country skiing every single day in perfect conditions, this week
Yep, it's been another rough week at Camp Ellwood. ... A couple of weeks ago,
Deb and I took Selena's bedframe (the gold-painted wrought-iron canopy job
from Toronto) and set it up in the woods between here and Louie's place, above ...
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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