Far and Away: A Prize Every Time
Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart lets us ride with him along the backroads of North America, Europe, and South America, sharing his experiences in personal reflections and full-color photos. Spanning almost four years, these 22 stories are open letters that recount adventures both personal and universal — from the challenges and accomplishments in the professional life of an artist to the birth of a child. These popular stories, originally posted on Neil’s website, are now collected and contextualized with a new introduction and conclusion in this beautifully designed collector’s volume.
Fans will discover a more intimate side to Neil’s very private personal life and will enjoy his observations of natural phenomena. At one point, he anxiously describes the birth of two hummingbirds in his backyard; at the same time, his wife is preparing for the birth of their daughter — a striking synchronicity tenderly related to readers.
A love of drumming, nature, art, and the open road threads through the narrative, as Neil explores new horizons, both physical and spiritual. This is the personal, introspective travelogue of rock’s foremost drummer, enthusiastic biker, and sensitive husband and father. Far and Away is a book to be enjoyed again and again, like letters from a distant friend.
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FAR AND AWAY: A Prize Every TimeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
From one of rock's most revered drummers, ruminations on motorcycling, drumming, the joys of fatherhood and the exquisite pleasure of simply enjoying the journey.As the lyricist for Canadian ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rightantler - LibraryThing
A great collection of short essays by Neal Peart bringing us nicely up to date. Looking forward to the next book! Read full review
14 UNDER THE MARINE LAYER
15 A LITTLE YELLOW CABIN ON YELLOWSTONE LAKE
16 THE BALLAD OF LARRY AND SUZY
17 AUTUMN SERENADE
18 FIRE ON ICE
19 TIME MACHINES
20 THEME AND VARIATIONS
21 CRUEL SUMMER