Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road

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ECW Press, Jun 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 462 pages

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’s journey of self-exile and exploration chronicle his personal odyssey and include 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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User Review  - Anonymous - Borders

What an amazing journey for Neil and his little baby soul. He describes in detail the towns, people and thoughts with such intensity I could not put the book down. I love Neils talent as a drummer and ... Read full review

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The grief that the author deals with is a common one. His solution is unique. He has some great adventures along the way, and there are friends who lend support. Ultimately, though, his grief seems to ... Read full review

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Neil Peart was the drummer and lyricist for the legendary band Rush, and author of Traveling Music: The Soundtrack to My Life and Times, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, and The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa.

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