The following is an excerpt from my book, The Power of a Man: The Inside Story of How a Powerful Woman Built the Next Generation of American Heroes, by the author and journalist Tina Garza.

The article is published by the publisher.

TINA GARZA is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Girl Next Door, The End of Men, and The Female Empathy Machine.

She is the recipient of the 2012 National Book Award for Lifetime Achievement in Nonfiction.

In 2017, she was named by The New York Daily News as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in America.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two sons, and two cats.

Tina is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the author, most recently, of The Powerhouse Moment: The Power and Limits of Leadership in an Age of Trump and Bannon.

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post.