• The Glass Cafe

  • Or the Stripper and the State; How My Mother Started a War with the System That Made Us Kind of Rich and a Little Bit Famous
  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-14-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (4 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The story is all true and happened to me and is mine.
Tony’s mom, Al, is a terrific single mother who works as a dancer at the Kitty Kat Club. Twelve-year-old Tony is a budding artist, inspired by backstage life at the club. When some of his drawings end up in an art show and catch the attention of the social services agency, Al and Tony find themselves in the middle of a legal wrangle and a media circus. Is Al a responsible mother? It’s the case of the stripper vs. the state, and Al isn’t giving Tony up without a fight.
Once again Gary Paulsen proved why he’s one of America’s most beloved writers. The Glass Café is a fresh and funny exploration of motherhood, art and the wiles of storytelling - all told by Tony, in his own true voice.
©2007 Gary Paulsen (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Jesse Newberry on 08-28-17

Are you serious?!

How is this appropriate for a 9-11 year old! I as a parent of a 12 year old daughter and 6 year old son would never allow my Children to read this. The only reason I even listened to it is because my daughter brought this home from school. This in no way is appropriate for a 9-11 year old child!

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