Legal Tender

Women & The Secret Life of Money

Christian McEwen

128 pp., 7.25 x 8.25, Paperback



April 15, 2019

Illuminating the lies, secrets, and silences beneath our discomfort over money

Christian McEwen has been listening to women tell their money stories for more than a decade. This book us the fruit of more than fifty of her interviews. Lively and surprising, with a focus on childhood memories, adult challenges, the joys of generosity and abundance, and the inequities of race and gender, it has been edited and arranged by McEwen herself.

“Christian McEwen has collected an intimate, sometimes funny, sometimes quite sad collection of interviews with women about their relationship to money. It is clear that she created a deep sense of trust with each woman, enabling them to authentically share what is on their hearts and minds about money. This is a treasure trove of moving stories from women from all walks of life.”

– Jennifer Ladd, Money Coach and co-founder of Class Action

Christian McEwen is a writer, educator, workshop facilitator, and cultural activist. Since leaving New York City twenty years ago, she has edited two anthologies and produced a video documentary, Tomboys!, and a play, Legal Tender: Women and the Secret Life of Money. Her book, World Enough and Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down (Bauhan 2011), is now in its sixth printing and is also available in an audio format. Her most recent collection is Sparks from the Anvil: the Smith College Poetry Interviews, (Bauhan 2015). Christian grew up in the borders of Scotland and now lives in western Massachusetts.