2002-12-28 / Editorial/Opinion

Boyle’s Wave of Success

Boyle's Wave of Success

The entire Wave staff could not be happier over the recent success of Kevin Boyle's book "Braving The Waves.... Rockaway Rises and Rises Again." Many people from different areas of the city, and the country, are calling our office to place orders for the book. Others are walking into our office to pick up copies that have been made available through the publisher. The Rockaway community first became familiar with Boyle's writing talent through "Boyle-ing Points," a weekly column that he still writes periodically. When he served as Managing Editor of The Wave, Boyle presented some of the most hard-hitting and controversial stories ever published in the paper. Now, he and the book have gone on to become the subject of radio talk shows, and a number of prominent columnists (from The Daily News to The New York Times) and leading journalists (Tim Russert) have praised Boyle for what is fast becoming regarded as "a must read." As the New Year approaches, we can only hope that Boyle's rise in the publishing industry will continue. Braving The Waves has proven to be a win-win situation for the subjects of his book, the Boyle family, The Wave, and for the Rockaway community that he deeply loves.

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