No matter what creed, race, sexual orientation or gender we all face some form of oppression. More Than Enough made me feel a deep personal connection with Elaine. I implore you to read this book to be aware that the struggle is real, but you're able to surpass whatever comes your way. When you feel you're the only one of you in whatever space, know there's reason and purpose behind it. You're here to break social barriers and create a path for those who will follow behind you. This book is definitely one I will reach for again in times I'm feeling low. I recommend this book to those out there who need to hear words of encouragement and wisdom. You do have purpose and you are enough.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“The millennial Becoming . . . Inspiring and empowering.” —Entertainment Weekly “An essential read for women in the workplace today.” —Refinery29
In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue explores what it means to come into your own—on your own terms
Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of an unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of change makers.
Welteroth moves beyond the headlines and highlight reels to share the profound lessons and struggles of being a barrier-breaker across so many intersections. As a young boss and often the only Black woman in the room, she’s had enough of the world telling her—and all women—they’re not enough. As she learns to rely on herself by looking both inward and upward, we’re ultimately reminded that we’re more than enough.
About the Author
Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, and judge on the new Project Runway. She was most recently editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue where she in 2017 became the youngest person ever appointed editor-in-chief and in 2012 had been the first African American ever to hold the post of beauty and health director at a Condé Nast publication. Prior to Teen Vogue, she was the senior beauty editor at Glamour and the beauty and style editor at Ebony. She's now a leading expert and advocate for the next generation of change-makers. She has written for the hit show Grown-ish and has appeared on-camera for a range of media outlets including ABC News and Netflix. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“Elaine gifts us all with a beautifully intimate and powerful retelling of her ever unfolding journey. In sharing her joys, pitfalls, adventures, self doubt, and successes, she reminds us that through uncovering and discovering the many facets of ourselves, we are more than enough.” —Yara Shahidi
“Elaine’s book is a call for young women to find their voice and spark their courage—it’s a book I would have loved to have discovered as a young woman starting my own career.” —Reese Witherspoon
“This isn’t just a coming of age story, it’s a book about coming into your own and embracing who you are. As we follow Elaine’s journey, she sheds a bright light on what happens when a black girl not only decides to be the master of her own destiny but challenges what the world thinks a black girl’s destiny should be.” —Lena Waithe
“More Than Enough is a guide for young people who want to find their voice, a crash course for those who want to challenge the status quo, and an adventure story for all of us. Young women can learn so much from Elaine's remarkable journey.” —Malala Yousafzai
“Elaine Welteroth has written the ultimate guide for how to come into your own, on your own terms. Packed with honesty and warmth, More Than Enough is a must read for women of all ages and walks of life.” —Karlie Kloss
“Elaine is a jolt of honesty, positivity, and inspiration. Anyone who has ever felt like she doesn’t belong will feel less alone after reading More Than Enough. Elaine’s voice couldn’t be more important, and more important right now.” —Sophia Amoruso
“The millennial Becoming. . . Inspiring and empowering.” —Entertainment Weekly “More Than Enough is candid but also empathetic in its human-scale telling.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Welteroth has written down lessons, advice and powerful reminders to women everywhere with her debut book More Than Enough.” —USA Today
“With a new book . . . Elaine Welteroth is transforming the Black girl narrative in media.” —Essence
“A media trailblazer . . . a feminist icon and champion for her generation.” —Fortune
“An essential read for women in the workplace today.” —Refinery29
“Brimming with career and life lessons.” —InStyle
“Through the telling of her own fascinating life story, Welteroth leaves bits of advice for those who want to follow her own path.” —Newsweek
“A must read for women of all ages. . . The perfect graduation gift.” —PopSugar
“The perfect read for any woman just starting out in her career . . . An anthem for the modern woman.” —Brit + Co
“[Elaine Welteroth’s] impressive career trajectory makes for fascinating reading, but what makes the book especially worthwhile is its depiction of an emergent social and political consciousness so strong that it eventually led her to abandon corporate media for the ‘joy of dancing into [an unknown] future.’ An inspiring memoir by a dynamic groundbreaker.” —Kirkus Reviews
“With lyrical prose resonant of Jacqueline Woodson’s, Welteroth shows what it truly means to be a leader: to elevate others and challenge systems of oppression, without ever sacrificing a job well done. . . . Welteroth is proof that ‘living the dream’ is an ever-changing, ever satisfying journey to behold.” —Booklist (starred review)
“More Than Enough is a beautifully honest look at the exhilaration and heavy weight that comes with breaking barriers. Welteroth didn’t set out to shatter ceilings, but she is a force of nature. I can’t wait to see what she does next.” —BookPage
“[An] inspiring debut . . . Welteroth offers a narrative of empowerment to any reader who has had similar experiences. This affecting tale of claiming one’s space and refuting biases will encourage readers to believe in their own worth.” —Publishers Weekly