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Saturday, June 26, 2004
Ghost Rider: Travels On The Healing Road by Neil Peart's  
Death of a loved one can render you senseless in life. But it's not something we can escape. An unexpected or sudden loss might affect an individual even more adversely.

Kudo, from Sheffield, England, reviews this book of how one man overcame his grief, and finding love again.
i've just finished reading neil peart's ghost rider: travels on the healing road. peart's the drummer for canada's progressive rockers, rush. he's the lyricist (nicknamed the professor due to his prolific lyrics) for rush and is one of the greatest drummers of all time. the book (which is a sophomore effort for peart) is about a tragedy he endured in 1998.

in the space of 10 months in 1998, he lost his only daughter, selena, and later, his wife, jackie.

how does one cope with such personal tragedy, i wondered. he blamed 'a broken heart' for his wife's death even though a diagnosis of cancer was given by her doctors. as a form of therapy, peart chose to take his bmw motorbike and get on the road. a road that went on for 55,000 miles from quebec to belize, via alaska and the west coast of the united states. he called himself the ghost rider, a ghost of a man. nothing but an empty shell with no hope. no meaning to continue on with what is left of his life that he's had with the ones he loved dearly.
Read it here.

graceshu  # 8:56 AM
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