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Why Ivanka Trump isn’t doing a book tour for her upcoming “Women Who Work”

Ivanka Trump smiles during a meeting with President Trump, not pictured, and manufacturing executives in the State Dining Room of the White House on Feb. 23, 2017.  Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg
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Ivanka Trump’s upcoming book is about how women reconcile their personal and professional lives — but her own juggling act is way more complicated than your average Jane’s. The first daughter, who’s also a top adviser in her father’s administration, explained Thursday that she’s forgoing media appearances and a book tour — typically de rigeur for a high-profile author hawking a new tome — to avoid ethical missteps.

“Out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicize the book through a promotional tour or media appearances,” she wrote in a Facebook post that also detailed how profits from the book will be donated to charities. The first lucky organizations are the the National Urban League and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Trump said.

Trump’s announcement of the arrangement underscores the ongoing potential conflicts created by her multiple roles as White House aide, daughter and owner of her own fashion brand.

In the Facebook post, Trump also sought to preempt the criticism that’s likely to meet her book — the privileged scion of a family business with an army of nannies and assistants might not have much in common with the average woman wrestling with the carpool schedule.

“I realize,” Trump wrote, “that I am more fortunate than most.”

Empowering women has been central to my mission throughout my career, and with my book, Women Who Work, I hope to do…

Posted by Ivanka Trump on Thursday, April 20, 2017