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Move over Sheryl Sandberg, Ivanka Trump’s new book ‘Women Who Work’ is coming out next spring

Ivanka Trump poses for photographers at the groundbreaking of her family’s newest real estate venture in D.C. (JulieAnn McKellogg/The Washington Post)

Ivanka Trump, mother of three, half-marathon runner, perpetual cleaner-upper of her father’s messes, plans to write a book about working women for the millennial set. “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success,” will, according to Trump, help “change the dialogue around women and work.” And that subject change comes just in time.

Last week, a 1994 interview starring Donald Trump (Ivanka Trump’s dear old dad and the presumptive GOP presidential nominee) resurfaced. In it, Trump tells ABC News that his first wife Ivana Trump’s managerial role was the beginning of the end for the couple’s marriage.

“I think that putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing. If you’re in business for yourself, I really think it’s a bad idea,” Trump said. The real estate mogul added that as a working woman Ivana’s “great softness” disappeared and that she’d become “an executive not a wife.”

In that same interview, Trump, who was then married to professional actress Marla Maples, asserted that he “didn’t want to sound too much like a chauvinist” but was also prone to going “through the roof” if he came home and his dinner wasn’t ready.

Fast forward more than two decades later and Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, is one of the most recognizable faces of his real estate company’s brand and his presidential campaign’s de facto second-in-command.

According to the Associated Press, Portfolio, a business imprint of Penguin Random House, described Ivanka Trump’s second book (her first was the self-help memoir “The Trump Card”) as “inclusive and celebratory” of working women.

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