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Slideshow: 6 things you didn't know about Michelle Obama

A new book lifts the lid on the First Lady’s life inside the White House…
Jan 9th 2012, 11:05 AM 5,280 13

FOR MOST OBSERVERS, Michelle Obama has been a more-than-successful presence in the White House – running popular campaigns and giving strong speeches, as well as giving occasional insights into Barack Obama’s family life.

But a new book claims that there were simmering tensions between Michelle Obama and the president’s officials, which on occasion exploded into furious rows between staffers.

The Obamas, by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, is based on interviews with insiders and gives a number of telling insights behind the scenes. Here are some of our favourites:

- Additional reporting from AP

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