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September 24th, 2010
12:30 PM ET

First Lady Frustrations: Many Presidents' Wives Would have Preferred Another Title

This week Carla Bruni, the wife of the French president, gave an exclusive interview to CNN that she never heard Michelle Obama say life in the White House was "hell," as reported in a new book in France.  The story highlights the pressures of the First Lady of the United States.  Quinnipiac University Professor Lisa Burns spoke with CNN's Don Lemon about the downsides to the job.  Since the first First Lady, presidential spouses have had problems with the position.

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