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Michelle 'Hell': Bruni Book Says First Lady 'Can't Stand Job

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"Don't ask!"

'Wildly indiscreet' is how the Daily Mail is describing the new book Carla and the Ambitious. Bruni "collaborated" on the book.

Miss Bruni reveals that Mrs Obama replied when asked about her position as the U.S. president’s wife: ‘Don’t ask! It’s hell. I can’t stand it!’

Details of the private conversation, which took place at the White House during an official visit by Nicolas Sarkozy last March, emerged in Carla And The Ambitious, a book written in collaboration with Miss Bruni.

While Carla the Ambitious is an authorized biography, the talk in France is about another book that is very much unauthorized:

The Independent had been playing up Carla and the Ambitious as pretty soft:

Shocks are even less likely to abound in the authorised alternative. Carla and the Ambitious was prepared with the co-operation of the first lady, and the authors, Yves Derai and Michael Darmon, focus their attention on her time as the President's wife.

But with the new headlines about Michelle Obama, the authorized book may have successfully diverted attention from the unauthorized one which certainly is not favorable to Bruni:

The US first lady, it says, "does not appreciate the star system and is not keen to be associated with the sulphurous French first lady," citing Mrs Obama's decision to spend her free time at the G8 in Aquila in July last year with Sarah Brown.

"Nicolas (Sarkozy's) bling-bling and Carla's tumultuous former (love) life don't make the Sarkozy couple very good company in the Obamas' eyes", according to the book, which claims that the US first couple had long tried to steer clear of their French counterparts.

So, if that's true (and who knows at this point) then maybe Michelle Obama would have been unlikely to share any serious deep revelation with Bruni about any kind of "hell" she might be in.  Maybe it was just idle chatter, or the First Lady having a bad day.

Finally for those of you deeply invested in Carla Bruni's well being...anyone...anyone...well at least Woody Allen is trying to knock down the rumors that Bruni needed 32 takes to complete a scene in his upcoming movie::

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