The wide receiver will be writing a memoir his agent describes as an
inspirational tale of the challenges he overcame en route to sudden NFL stardom.
The publisher is Celebra, a Hispanic celebrity imprint of Penguin Group.
Interviews with potential co-authors are under way. The New York Post reported
last week that the memoir should reach bookstores before NFL training camps open
"We would love to be a launch" for the promotion tour, said Boyer, whose East
Avenue shop has hosted a slew of Giants book
signings — Phil Simms, David Tyree, Harry Carson, Justin Tuck and Michael
Strahan among them.
The biggest draw was Lawrence Taylor. More than 1,000 people turned out in
2004 when the Hall of Fame linebacker signed copies of "LT: Over the Edge."
Boyer said Cruz could attract that many because he is coming off a breakout
year and grew up just a few miles from the store.
The shopkeeper is expecting a "positive" book appealing to both men and women
and possibly a national audience.
"He's young, he seems to be a nice guy and approachable, and I'm sure there's
a spiritual side to him that will come out in the book," Boyer said."
— Jay Levin