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

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She said sometimes young people enter in to marriage too hastily.

The title has already sold more than two millions copies in the USA and Canada alone, according to NPD BookScan data.

"Of course your head is spinning because first of all I'm trying not to fall, which is a major thing that I think about in public. You don't have room to make mistakes", she said.

"No single woman's experience of success is generalizable to all women; in spite of all the millions of books sold, Sheryl Sandberg only really knows what worked for her", Miller wrote.

Former first lady Michelle Obama stunned a crowd with the words she chose to criticize a popular feminist narrative during a speech Sunday. It's just that in this cultural moment knocking Sandberg's ideas is fairly kosher, even for a diplomat's diplomat like Obama.

"People tell you it's love, it's not love, you have got to have some of that in there but to stay married you have to have a lot of like and a lot of compromise and hard work and I shared that because for many people they look at my marriage as #relationshipgoals". In her autobiography Becoming, which she is in Britain to promote, Mrs Obama spoke of the impact that first visit had on her. "What's inspiring to me is that so numerous young women I've met are triumphing in incredible ways. Who knows what dreams these kids could have for themselves after that?" "They cropped up when I went to a high school across town and a college across the country, when I was a young lawyer in a high-rise law firm, when I took a leap of faith and allowed our family to venture into a Presidential race", she said.

"We can't wait until we have two years out from college. And we get help with our marriage when we need it".

Donald Trump's presidency and the rise of the far right has in some circles been seen as a direct response to two terms of progressive policies under Barack Obama.

Thankfully, she gets "more regular" sleep now.

She also said she saw the challenges to minorities in the USA manifesting themselves in "inequality, ignorance, racism, homophobia". "Just because he likes it doesn't mean that I like it!"

A World Bank report this year said more than 130 million girls remain out of school despite the fact that women who have completed secondary education are more likely to work and earn on average almost twice as much as those with no schooling.

"In the past election, rather than campaigning for a candidate, we invested time in educating people about the power of voting".

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