A kind friend sent Shawn a book written in 1933 that rocks his world. Shawn and Maile talk about the book, which is all about the life of Vincent van Gogh. They wrestle with the question Van Gogh's father asked him in his early days of creativity, "What if at the end the work remains poor? Are the rewards worth the gamble?"
The book discussed is Lust for Life by Irving Stone.