Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

10. GREGG KORBON speaking with his wife KATHRYN KORBON

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  Do you agree that it is better for a child to survive the death of a parent than for a parent to survive the death of a child?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Describe Gregg Korbon’s ten-year-old son’s death and explain why the Little League field is named after him.  Consider why the “unfinished business” (152) mentioned by Gregg was the father’s and not his son’s “unfinished business.”

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.