Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road (Hardcover)

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ITEM# 2500365
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    A bold narrative written by a man trying to stay alive by staying on the move. Within a ten-month period, Neil Peart suffered family losses so devastating that they left him a ghost physically a man but with nothing inside: no hope, meaning, faith, or desire to keep living. One year after the first tragedy, Neil was choosing between life and his own death. Finally, all he could decide was motion. He got on his BMW R1100GS motorcycle, and over the next 14 months, rode 55,000 miles, in search of a reason to live. On a journey of escape, exile, and exploration, he travelled from Quebec to Alaska, down the Canadian and American coasts and western regions, to Mexico and Belize, and finally back to Quebec. While riding "the Healing Road," Neil recorded in his journals his progress and setbacks in the grieving/healing process, and the pain of constantly reliving his losses. He also recorded with dazzling, colourful, entertaining, and moving artistry, the enormous range of his travel adventures, from the mountains to the sea, from the deserts to Arctic ice, and the dozens of memorable people, characters, friends, and relatives he met along the way, and who increasingly contributed to his healing and sense of meaning and purpose. He begins the journey with nothing, "the Ghost Rider." What he finally attains is joy, love, and indelible memories of the most extraordinary journey of his life. Ghost Rider is a bold, brilliantly written, intense, exciting, and ultimately triumphant narrative memoir from a gifted writer and musician, who started out as a man reduced to trying to stay alive by staying on the move. 2002 Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize finalist. Over 80,000 copies sold. Globe & Mail and Amazon.com bestseller.

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    ISBN 9781550225464
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 400
    Publisher Date 2002-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher E C W Pr
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.95 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Travels on the Healing Road
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Peart, Neil

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    • Ghost Rider
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      This book was incredible! As an avid RUSH fan, I found it truly interesting to get a peek inside the life of my favorite drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. This novel takes you inside his personal life, and gives hope as you read about the trials and tribulations of Neil's great losses and his road to recovery. I found it very inspiring. It will make you want to see "what is around the next turn."

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    • Pretty good.
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      Actually and because it was written by "The Man", I give this book not only 5 stars, 2 thumbs up and the lot, but I also recommend it to anyone who has suffered a loss. It's both adventurous and moving. Neal I have to commend you!!!

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