Accidentally On Purpose: The True Tale of a Happy Single Mother

Paperback | May 5, 2009

byMary F. Pols

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At thirty-nine, movie critic Mary Pols knew she wanted to have a baby. But never—not in a million years—on her own. When she finds herself unexpec­tedly expecting, she plunges into the greatest adventure of her life. With humor, insight, and compelling honesty, Pols reveals what it means to compromise in the name of love and to find joy in an accidental life, suddenly brimming with purpose.

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At thirty-nine, movie critic Mary Pols knew she wanted to have a baby. But never—not in a million years—on her own. When she finds herself unexpec­tedly expecting, she plunges into the greatest adventure of her life. With humor, insight, and compelling honesty, Pols reveals what it means to compromise in the name of love and to find jo...

Mary F. Pols is a longtime movie critic and freelance journalist based in northern California. She has written for theNew York Times,Los Angeles Times,Self, andGourmet, and her film criticism appears regularly online at MSN andTime. A former Knight Fellow at Stanford, she is an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkele...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:May 5, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061256943

ISBN - 13:9780061256943

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“... [A] touching, funny, and brutally honest story...[Pols] is opinionated, vulnerable, droll, tenacious, acerbic, loyal...real.”