Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Michelle Obama visits Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington...again | Education

Michelle Obama visits Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington...again | Education

The former U.S. first lady is in the British capital, London, to promote her hotly anticipated book, "Becoming".

Former First Lady Michelle Obama may have left the White House, but she continues to rack up magazine covers - and dole out candid personal reflections. "It ain't equal. I tell women that whole, 'you can have it all.' Nope, not at the same time", she told the crowd at Barclays Center, according to Vanity Fair. "It's not always enough to lean in because that s-- doesn't work all the time".

Mrs Obama was in London to speak about her autobiography Becoming at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.

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

As she spoke with her friend and poet Elizabeth Alexander, Obama talked about the challenges of balancing career and family.

While the Obamas have a seemingly flawless marriage, the forever FLOTUS admitted it takes hard work to keep it going.

The Queen reminds Barack Obama of his grandmother, his wife said last night as she provided insights into the bond between the British royals and the former presidential couple.

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"Thankfully I get more (and more regular) sleep these days", she said. "I thought we were at home, y'all".

"It is impossible to forget that she, like numerous female friends she quotes, is a wealthy, white, married woman with a 'vast support system, '" wrote critic Connie Schultz for the Washington Post.

"Malia and I were talking recently about all the little things we'd stress over in junior high and high school - whether we're wearing the right clothes, a snarky comment somebody made about us, the boys we crushed on", she says.

During the revealing interview, the 54-year-old mom of two shares intimate insight into the early stages of her relationship with Barack, whom she describes in her book as, "a wind that threatened to unsettle everything". "What's inspiring to me is that so numerous young women I've met are triumphing in incredible ways".

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

"I've been at probably every powerful table that you can think of". "Kids are an interrupter; they mess it all up. We are demonised", she said.

"Surely she could have included a story or two about successful women who are more likely to have been born to nannies than to hire them. And I think that gave me a level of strength that carries me through to this day".

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