Michelle Obama is trying to give her kids a normal life in the White House. This is one of the narratives in a new book by Jodi Kantor called The Obamas.
In the book, Kantor highlights Mrs. Obama’s role as a mother living in such privileged circumstances. She writes: “The First Lady, meanwhile, built her schedule almost entirely around her daughters. Worried that the privileges of the White House could spoil her children, Michelle tried to limit the staff’s constant efforts to feed, polish, assist and perfect.”
The book also highlights some of the tensions that allegedly exist between Mrs. Obama and the president’s staff.
The Daily Beast has more: “the relationship with Michelle and the senior advisors has not always been smooth. A Harvard-trained lawyer, she gave up her career to be the first lady, and tried to avoid the ceremonial aspects of the job—a running joke in the White House was how difficult it was to get Michelle to attend any event.” (Via The Telegraph UK).