Pulitzer Prize–winning author, at work on a book about Cleopatra
I feel true power when... "I unravel a problem to my satisfaction, which by definition means the problem was someone else's in the first place."
The most powerful woman I've ever met is... "My teenage daughter, who is afraid of nothing."
Too often, people confuse power and... "Money, title, ambition, and a fancy address."
I feel least powerful when... "I'm in the presence of a new piece of technology—and its operating manual."
When I need a power boost... "I double the caffeine, turn up the music, and head out for a run."
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