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Michelle Obama is no fan of Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean In" manifesto

Michelle Obama is no fan of Sheryl Sandberg’s

Michelle Obama reveals the advice she'd give to the Duchess of Sussex, in the January issue of Good Housekeeping.

Michelle Obama criticised Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's "lean in" strategy as insufficient for women trying to excel in their careers.

"Like me, Meghan probably never dreamt that she'd have a life like this, and the pressure you feel - from yourself and from others - can sometimes feel like a lot", she says.

"It's not always enough to lean in, because that s-t doesn't work all the time", Obama said.

The former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, who has written a book called Becoming.

Obama was quick to apologise, saying she forgot where she was for a moment. "What's inspiring to me is that so numerous young women I've met are triumphing in incredible ways.

I think it's okay - it's good, even - to do that", Obama said.

She also spoke of her marriage and how the former president treats her with love and respect, and had a few tips for the men who came to see her.

"This is how I picture Auntie Mich in er'yday convo cause she's a real one", wrote another.

'Then, on top of the demands of our schedules, I'd usually need to wake up long before Barack to get my hair and makeup done and dress for a public event, ' she added.

She also returned to a London school she had visited as U.S. first lady encouraging students to "practice sisterhood" as she presented a new memoir of her life.

"I nearly felt myself fall back into my own past".

Trump with "his loud and reckless innuendos" about her husband's birth certificate put "my family's safety at risk".

"People are like, 'Oh, why'd she talk about marriage counseling?' I'm like, 'Duh.' Marriage is hard, you know", she told the crowd.

The former first lady was speaking at a book event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn when the swear word slipped out, sparking a tsunami of shock and delight across the 19,000 seater arena - and on social media.

Meanwhile, she also spoke about the world being a risky place for women. She told the story of a high school guidance counselor who told her she wasn't "Princeton material".

PA Wire/PA Images The Duchess of Sussex with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen at Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London in the aftermath of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire.

"And so the Queen says "just get in, sit wherever" and she's telling you one thing and you're remembering protocol and she says "Oh it's all rubbish, just get in".



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