Accidentally on Purpose: A One-night Stand, My Unplanned Pregnancy, and Loving the Best Mistake I Ever Made

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Penguin Adult, Mar 5, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Mary Pols had always wanted children, but Mr Right had never come along. Then one day she met a guy. Cute. Much younger. Definitely unsuitable. But she went home with him anyway. What was the worst that could happen?

Well, nine months later she was going to find out...

As time unfolds, Mary's problems seem to grow as rapidly as her bump. Money. Childcare. How to tell her large, respectable family (especially her dad). Above all, what is she to do about the baby's father? He's sexy but hopeless almost as much of a boy as her baby-to-be.

Accidentally on Purpose is a funny, heartwarming true story about becoming a mother, finding happiness in the unexpected and compromising in the name of love.

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

I found the author of this memoir to be alternately needy and strident, which was off-putting. It was fairly well-written and parts of it were interesting, but more of it was maddening as she ... Read full review

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User Review  - eo206 - LibraryThing

This is one of the funniest books on parenting that I have read in a long time. Mary F. Pols, a film critic by day, suddenly finds herself pregnant from a one-night-stand with a 20-something year old ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Mary Pols lives with her son Dolan in California, USA. She is a journalist and film critic.

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