Passion means to suffer. 'House of Leaves' by Mark Z. Danielewski ~ though, for me personally it also means to flow with exuberance... House of Leaves - an experimental novel. Horror, thriller, and totally messes with your mind.
The original little black book...? The closest I can get to a source for this is image is the following article "What follows is a conversation between the book designer Peter Mendelsund and the author Mark Z. Danielewski." http://www.powells.com/blog/qa/qa-mark-z-danielewski-by-mark-z-danielewski/