The Rest of Us by Jacquelyn Mitchard

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About Jacquelyn Mitchard

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Jacquelyn Mitchard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the very first Oprah Book Club pick, as well as more than twenty other critically acclaimed books for adults and teens. A nominee for several national and international awards, she served on the 2004 Fiction Jury for the National Book Award. In addition, she is a longtime journalist and regular contributor to Real Simple and Parade magazines.
Published November 1, 1997 by Penguin Books. 272 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A beguiling collection of sometimes insightful, often amusing columns from a mother of five who is also a widow, a bestselling author, and not Erma Bombeck.

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Mitchard, a speechwriter, editor and novelist (The Deep End of the Ocean), has collected selections from her weekly newspaper column written for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel over the last 12 years.

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Chronicling the ups and downs of her life as a working mother, Mitchard at first comes off as a cross between author Joyce Maynard and former New York Times columnist Anna Quindlen—a blandly sensible, predictably liberal sort who roots for good (courage, politeness, garage sales), boos the bad (g...

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