Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion
by Gregg Levoy
(Tarcher/Penguin) is a guide to discovering what makes you passionate in life, how to hold on to your passion, and how to get it back when it is lost. According to Levoy, passion fills many roles—it disturbs the safe and settled in your life, it is an impulse toward growth, and it is ultimately necessary for survival because your attachment to life depends on your sense of wonder and passion for vitality.
Gregg Levoy is the author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
and This Business of Writing
. He has written for New York Times Magazine
, The Washington Post
, and Psychology Today