For years, readers of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have been calling their mothers, boyfriends, and sisters to say, "See? That's exactly what I meant " Now syndicated nationwide, Jacquelyn Mitchard's column, "The Rest of Us", charms her readers each week. In this wise and sparkling volume that collects more than a decade of dispatches, Mitchard's longtime readers and fans of her bestselling novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, can share the exuberant wisdom of a woman and a writer who has seen it all.In the spirit of Judith Viorst, Anna Quindlen, and the late Erma Bombeck, Mitchard reaches for the heart and mind simultaneously. Spanning everything from gun laws and garage sales to teen telephone habits, The Rest of Us brings together the best of many years of writing and living.