former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, MARY POLS will read from her book, Accidentally on Purpose: The True Tale of a Happy Single Mother. At 39, movie critic Mary Pols knew she wanted to have a baby. But never - not in a million years - on her own. To take on the physical, emotional, and financial challenges of motherhood without a perfect soul mate/husband would be absurd, kind of like not bothering to use a condom during a one-night stand with an adorable but jobless guy ten years her junior. 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.