Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money

Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money

by Christian McEwen


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872332935
Publisher: Bauhan Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2019
Edition description: first
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 15

Childhood 21

"I Always Wanted…" 37

Gender Studies 51

Not Making It 60

Counting It Out 76

Taking It 91

Inheritance 98

Giving It Away 113

Coda 130

Money Questions 131

Bibliography 134

Resources 136

Acknowledgments 141

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