Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

9. SHASTI O’LEARY-SOUDANT interviewed by her husband JETHRO SOUDANT

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  Do you agree that the happiest day of your life can also be the worst day?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Describe how the love of Shasti O’Leary-Soudant and Jethro Soudant for one another helped get Shasti through chemotherapy.

Personal response:  Write your reaction to one or two aspects of the summary you have written, and try to connect this response to the opinion that you expressed before reading the StoryCorps transcript.