Jeremy White is a tenured cynic who penned a hopeful book. He founded South Louisiana’s premier satirical publication in 2004, eight years before relaunching the award-winning "Red Shtick Magazine" as its all-digital progeny, The Red Shtick. The comic-turned-writer created and produced Baton Rouge’s first and only weekly stand-up open mic for years, during which Jeremy hosted and produced "The Red Stick Comedy Block," a locally broadcast, weekly half-hour TV show featuring area comics performing before live audiences around town. The passionate Cajun can often be heard on various popular radio shows as either a guest or a guest host. A longtime football official and Mardi Gras krewe captain, Jeremy earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at LSU, where he met his wife, Edie. They’ve been happily married since 1992 and live in Baton Rouge with their cat, Waffles.
The Little Girl at the Bottom of the Picture: A Journey of Selfless Discovery
“John Hart is your father” is seared in Edie White’s brain when AncestryDNA sucker-punches her at work in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Author Jeremy White’s wife had altruistically submitted a sample in hopes of healing an unknown woman’s nearly fifty-year-old wound. "The Little Girl at the Bottom of the Picture: A Journey of Selfless Discovery" immersively reveals how the resulting bombshell propels the two college sweethearts into this beautifully epic, transformational adventure that resolves a trio of daunting mysteries, including one plaguing an enthusiastic horde of gangster-adjacent Ukrainian Americans for two-thirds of a century.
Literally overnight, the baby of Edie’s adoptive family becomes the eldest sibling in a new, amazing family, fathered by a pacifist cited in two books for challenging David Duke at LSU with a bloody knife. Jeremy and Edie travel on COVID’s eve to Seattle, Austin, Chicago, and California wine country to meet her far-flung new folks, some of whom see her as a wonderful expansion of their incredibly loving families. Others see her as a bona fide miracle. And at least one person considers Edie the answer to a long-secret prayer that she didn’t expect to receive until the afterlife.