A new book titled "A President Should Not Say That..." has revealed that François Hollande calls Nicolas Sarkozy "a Duracell bunny", how his ex-partner was obsessed by another ex-partner, and how he believes a Muslim woman could one day be the symbol of France (if she feels free enough to ditch her hijab).

The new book was penned by journalists Gérard Davet and Fabrice Lhomme who met with the president 61 times since he has been president.

They recorded their private conversations with him in which the president made several headline-making statements.

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