Critics mention how Trump fails to write much herself, relying heavily on quotes from other authors, ranging from Jane Goodall to Nietzsche.
One such quote, from Toni Morrison's Beloved — the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the psychological scars of slavery — has caused particular controversy.
NPR’s write-up of Women Who Work, picked up by AV Club, notes how Morrison’s words "Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another,” written in a playfully cute style, are positioned before a chapter on "working smarter.”
In the chapter, Trump evokes imagery of slaves and masters to emphasise how difficult being a rich working woman is. She writes: "Are you a slave to your time or the master of it? Despite your best intentions, it's easy to be reactive and get caught up in returning calls, attending meetings, answering e-mails ..."
Speaking about Trump's book on The View, Whoopi Goldberg criticised her use of the Morrison quote, saying: “I don’t think she understands that slavery actually was real.” The Huffington Post were also critical, saying the book equated slavery with busyness.
During another section of the book, Trump uses the words of civil rights activist Maya Angelou when discussing asking for a raise. As pointed out by The Huffington Post, the quote reads: “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.”
Trump’s use of others people’s quotes has not gone unnoticed by those who originally made the statements. Jane Goodall — the primatologist — has spoken about the use or her words, telling CNN: “I sincerely hope she will take the full import of my words to heart. She is in a position to do much good or terrible harm.”
Donald Trump's first 100 days: in cartoons
Donald Trump's first 100 days: in cartoons
Donald Trump's first 100 days in office were marred by a string of scandals, many of which caught the eye of the Independent's cartoonists
Trump's first 100 days have seen him aggressively ramp up tensions with his nuclear rivals in North Korea
Mr Trump has warned of a "major, major conflict" with the pariah nation lead by Kim Jong Un
Mr Trump dropped the "mother of all bombs" on alleged ISIS-linked militants in Afghanistan, amid an escalation of US military intervention around the globe
Mr Trump has been accused of falling short of the standards set by his predecessors in the Oval Office, including Franklin D Roosevelt
The tycoon's ascension to the White House came at a time when the balance of power is shifting away from Western nations like those in the G7 group
Western politicians, including the British Conservative party, have been accused of falling in line behind Mr Trump's proposals
Brexit is seen to have weakened Britain, reducing still further any political will to resist American leadership
Mr Trump's leadership has been marked by sudden and unexpected shifts in global policy
Trump's controversial missile strike on Syria, which killed several citizens, was seen by some analysts as an attempt to distract from his policy elsewhere
The President has also spent a large majority of his weekends golfing, rather than attending to matters of state
Though free of gaffes, a visit from Chinese president Xi Jinping spotlighted trade tensions between the two states
One major and unexpected setback came when Mr Trump's Healthcare Bill was struck down by members of his own party
Mr Trump has been a figure of fun in the media, with his approval at record lows
A string of revelations about Mr Trump's financial indiscretions did not mar his surge to the White House
Outgoing President Barack Obama was accused of wiretapping Trump Tower by his successor in America's highest office
The alleged involvement of Russian intelligence operatives in securing Mr Trump the presidency prompted harsh criticism
The explosive resignation of Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who lied about his links to the Russian ambassador, was just one scandal to hit the President
Many scandals, such as the accusation Barack Obama was implicated in phone-hacking, first broke on Mr Trump's Twitter feed
Donald Trump's election provoked mass protests in the UK, with millions signing a petition to ban him from the country
Donald Trump cited a non-existent terror attack in Sweden during a campaign rally
Donald Trump stands accused of stoking regional tensions in Eastern Asia
North Korea has launched a number of failed nuclear tests since Mr Trump took power
Theresa May formally rejected the petition calling for Mr Trump to be banned from the UK
When Mr Trump's initial so-called Muslim ban was struck down by a federal justice, the President mocked the 69-year-old as a "ridiculous", "so-called judge"
A week after his inauguration, Theresa May met with Mr Trump at the White House
Donald Trump's first days in office were marked by a hasty attempt to follow through on many of his campaign promises, including the so-called Muslim ban
Donald Trump's decision to ban citizens of many majority-Muslim countries from the US sparked mass protests
Revelations about Donald Trump's sexual improprieties were not enough to keep him from being elected President
British PM Theresa May was criticised by many in the press for cosying up to the new President
One of Mr Trump's top aides, Kelly Anne Conway, was mocked for describing mistruths as "alternative facts"
British PM Theresa May was quick to demonstrate that her political aims did not hugely differ from Mr Trump's
Donald Trump's inauguration, on 20 January 2017, sparked protests both at home and abroad
The original quote read: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Various Conservatives have also been named in the book, including Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Cynthia Nixon. Trump replied in a statement: “When she was writing this book, she included quotes from many different thought leaders who've inspired Ivanka and helped inform her viewpoints over the years.”Reuse content