Michelle Obama has some choice words for the 'Lean In' movement

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What You Need to Know: Michelle Obama

- Michelle Obama is ready to tell us how she really feels.

The former first lady didn't hold back Saturday during a book tour stop in Brooklyn, New York, sharing some candid criticism of the "Lean In" philosophy as she spoke about the challenges women face while balancing work and home life.

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"That whole, 'So you can have it all.' Nope, not at the same time," said Obama, who was promoting her best-selling memoir "Becoming," according to The Cut. "That's a lie. And it's not always enough to 'lean in' because that [expletive] doesn't work all the time."

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Glamour reported that the audience "went wild" as Obama apologized, telling her fans, "I thought we were at home, y'all. I was getting real comfortable up in here. All right, I'm back now. Sometimes that stuff doesn't work."

"Lean In," a popular 2013 book by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, encouraged women to be more assertive at work.

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Michelle Obama has some choice words for the 'Lean In' movement

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Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the "Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama" at Barclays Center in Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in New York.

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