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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Brutal wind, sweeping through the grasses and shrubs, and showing me all over
the road. When it was strong and steady, I was practically riding side-saddle, on
the corner of the seat. Up and down and around, the road like a gravel dike laid ...
Peace settled over the land as the wind fell off at last, for that ceaseless, roaring
wind had felt harsh and chaotic, at least to my little baby soul. In Bruce Chatwin's
Songlines he writes about an Australian who goes crazy and starts shooting the ...
The wind blew fierce and steady from the west, raising dust clouds along the
roadside, and it was a “quartering” wind against me and the motorcycle. Bad
enough riding against a headwind that buffeted my helmet around and drove
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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