Delilah opens her heart to explain why love is, truly, what matters most…
Delilah dominates nighttime radio with her mesmerizing voice and unique offering of popular music, superb storytelling and sympathetic listening. The self-proclaimed "Queen of Sappy Love Songs" describes her show as "a safety zone where listeners take off their armor, slip into a comfortable cardigan, sit around the electronic hearth and share their secrets." And every night across North America more than eight million people tune in to hear Delilah play great love songs, and also share great love stories from her dedicated listeners.
In this unforgettable book Delilah presents her favorite listener stories compiled from the thousands she receives every week. From the heartwarming to the heartbreaking, these powerful accounts include:
The joyful reunion of a widow with her first love thirty-eight years after giving birth to their child.
A young woman's agonizing decision to renounce the love she found while working at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11.
A Vietnam vet's riveting tale of an enemy captor's incredible sacrifice.
A poignant encounter with a "Christmas angel" during one man's holiday rounds as a professional Santa.
Popular nighttime light listening radio host Delilah serves as a cooing therapist for listeners on 250 radio stations across the U.S. and Canada, who write their stories of loss and inspiration in "Dear Delilah" letters she reads on air before offering relief in the form of "sappy love songs." Here, she's collected some of the more memorable listener stories from the thousands she receives each week, most involving love, tragedy, faith and letting go, and handily noting the song aired for each: a young woman's journey from traumatized victim of (unnamed) violent crime to love is tagged with Lonestar's "Amazed"; a Christmas Day Vietnam War story about "an enemy who performed the greatest act of friendship imaginable" prompts The Hollies' "He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother." Though Delilah contributes some heartfelt introductions, these letters lose much of their power without the voice or the audio track to back them up. Though a fine gift for major Delilah fans, your time is probably better spent listening to her show.