CALHOUN'S JEDEDIAH PURDY PUBLISHES FIRST BOOK - "For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today"

(08/30/1999)

24-year-old Jedediah Purdy of Chloe, a second year law student at Yale, will publish his first book "For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today," by leading publisher Knopf.

Jedediah is the son of Deirdre and Walter Purdy, who Calhouners may remember as activists against school consolidation in Calhoun County, a testy political fight which was focused around positions taken by Calhoun Chonicle publisher, Carl Morris and his reporter, Susan Starr.

The Purdy's moved to Chloe in 1974 from Pittsburgh, just prior to Jedediah's birth. Jedediah was home schooled and later attended Calhoun High School. Here is the story about his new book, from Sunday's Charleston Gazette Life and Style section: "How Ironic..."


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