More Than Enough
“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 discover as a young woman starting my own career.”—Reese WitherspoonIn 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.

More Than Enough Details

TitleMore Than Enough
Author
ReleaseJun 11th, 2019
PublisherViking
ISBN-139780525561583
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Self Help

More Than Enough Review

  • Rachel Mantas
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, I have to say Wow! This book really put some things into perspective for me. Some which I knew already, being a woman, and the challenges we face everyday in the work place and life and even touch on the #MeToo movement. It also really helped open my eyes to some amazing pieces I wasn't aware of for the Black community. There are so many beautiful inspiring stories in this book, I recommend it to all my friends. It has also helped me, as I am starting up at a new company, to find my voice a Wow, I have to say Wow! This book really put some things into perspective for me. Some which I knew already, being a woman, and the challenges we face everyday in the work place and life and even touch on the #MeToo movement. It also really helped open my eyes to some amazing pieces I wasn't aware of for the Black community. There are so many beautiful inspiring stories in this book, I recommend it to all my friends. It has also helped me, as I am starting up at a new company, to find my voice and speak up for what I don't agree with, and where I see change needs to happen. I even want to see about getting shirts made for our staff or in our store that say: #BetheChange We all have an impact to make in this world, and we can all be allies to one another. I hope many of the people who were shared about in Elaine's life have found the way to correct their course, and deal with that inner being which seeks to blame others for their hardships, mistakes, or misunderstandings. I still cannot believe what happened to Jonathan in the west village, but now I want to be more awake to the fact that these things are happening, all the time. And we need to change. We can all be a part of the change in our worlds.
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  • Robin
    January 1, 1970
    Since Elaine is a new judge on Project Runway, I wanted to hear her story, but assumed I would skim through this book just to get the gist of it. I ended up reading every word. Loved it.
  • WellReadNegress
    January 1, 1970
    I mean, wow! So beautifully written, so heartfelt, and so freaking real! My favorite memoir this year, thus far. It's definitely going to be on my Best of 2019 reads!
  • De'Osha
    January 1, 1970
    If you are a fan of Elaine Welteroth you will appreciate this book. More proof that she's truly an incredible writer, storyteller and inspiration.
  • Katie Burke
    January 1, 1970
    I love Elaine's writing style and perspective on race, gender, ambition, and courage in the modern workplace-I was a fan of hers before and am an even bigger fan after reading this.
  • Barbara Evans Dougherty Evans
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book through a Goodreads book give-a-way. I have struggled my whole life feeling I was not good enough. I have been in counseling for many year and I would highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with feeling of inadequacy. The book will help you to see that you are 'more' than enough and to not let others make you feel inadequate or insignificant. I give this book a 'five' star rating!
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  • Abbi
    January 1, 1970
    "We all come up in a world that is set up to make us feel that we are not enough -- so we strive even harder to earn respect, we put in the overtime, we bend history, and we stretch ourselves very thin to reach and exceed the expectations of the powers that be. We rise to every occasion. We strive for excellence. Because that is what Black women do. We take what we can get, and we make magic happen. We make lemonade."I started following Elaine Welteroth on Instagram a year or so ago and knowing "We all come up in a world that is set up to make us feel that we are not enough -- so we strive even harder to earn respect, we put in the overtime, we bend history, and we stretch ourselves very thin to reach and exceed the expectations of the powers that be. We rise to every occasion. We strive for excellence. Because that is what Black women do. We take what we can get, and we make magic happen. We make lemonade."I started following Elaine Welteroth on Instagram a year or so ago and knowing just a little about her background as former editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue, I was interested in learning more about her story. So when I heard that she was releasing a memoir, I had already made up my mind that I would read it. And it was worth it! I love her vulnerability and her honesty about the ups & downs she experienced in her career and personal life thus far. Her book gave me the inspiration I needed as I prepare for my first entrepreneurship event this week. Can't wait to see what my customers think of it!
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  • Vena Reed
    January 1, 1970
    Elaine beautifully and intentionally illustrates precisely what an experience of a POC in a professional work space looks like. Not only does she do that, but she also describes the difficulty that comes with navigating relationships and love as a career woman and she does so in a candid way that causes the reader to say, “I feel you. Me too.” I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves memoirs. She provides a lot of wisdom and insight into the development of one’s self-esteem and self-worth Elaine beautifully and intentionally illustrates precisely what an experience of a POC in a professional work space looks like. Not only does she do that, but she also describes the difficulty that comes with navigating relationships and love as a career woman and she does so in a candid way that causes the reader to say, “I feel you. Me too.” I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves memoirs. She provides a lot of wisdom and insight into the development of one’s self-esteem and self-worth in a world that’s constantly bent on attacking people’s sense of self. Overall, it is a really great read that I will definitely be reading again.
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  • Lauren Celeste Corley
    January 1, 1970
    Soulfully NourishingOutstanding book! It's a great read for the nourishment of your soul. Very thankful that Elaine Welteroth shared her truth. Many parallels can be drawn to balancing one's professional, personal, and spiritual life. Her testimony illustrates the journey of "trying to have it all figured out" to "letting go and trusting in God's perfect timing". It is a rhythm that I aspire...rather now know that I will catch having read this book. Thank you again for the inspiration!
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  • Jo
    January 1, 1970
    Listened to the audio version - and Elaine reads it herself with a little help from her Mom and Dad - charming... absolutely LOVED her story. So many powerful lessons for each of us. Learning to own your space - and her journey as a black woman in white corporate America is insightful and educational as well as inspiring! Highly recommend it for those seeking their authentic selves!
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  • Alinna
    January 1, 1970
    I am so glad I read this. As a fellow woman of color, I found her questions, her struggles, her insights to move me and to resonate with me. Her hustle has no bounds and the work that she has done to empower women for women, especially women of color is really incredible.She is fucking badass and maybe I’ll stop hating on millennials.
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  • Shellie Zeigler
    January 1, 1970
    I adored this book! The positivity of Elaine and her life's journey so far is truly inspirational. I loved that she included her actual parents on the audiobook that she narrates herself (and the interview with them afterwards). Recommended for all women--especially young women. This is a role model!
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  • madame skittle
    January 1, 1970
    I devoured this book! a great read that i recommend to all. I bought one for my sister and for a good friend because as I read, I saw things that I felt would resonate with them as well as myself. Read it and share with your friends so we can continue these discussions!
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  • Tish
    January 1, 1970
    This book was just what my spirit needed. It provides inspiration, clarity, Hope, entertainment... it introduced me to phenomenal women and their work... I shall gift all the women in my life who need the reminder that they truly are more than enough. Elaine’s created a new blueprint for dreamers.
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  • Jennifer Brown
    January 1, 1970
    This book gives me similar feels I felt in Michelle Obama's Becoming. Maybe even more so because because of the generational proximity with Elaine being a Millenial. I was kind of reserved about reading this book now and was actually going to buy and start it later, but ultimately I ended up buying it and reading it has been a treasure filled with gems that I have been seeking out the past few months. This book was God-sent and I am thoroughly enjoying Elaine Welteroth's work! Finished this book This book gives me similar feels I felt in Michelle Obama's Becoming. Maybe even more so because because of the generational proximity with Elaine being a Millenial. I was kind of reserved about reading this book now and was actually going to buy and start it later, but ultimately I ended up buying it and reading it has been a treasure filled with gems that I have been seeking out the past few months. This book was God-sent and I am thoroughly enjoying Elaine Welteroth's work! Finished this book today and I am in awe. Highly recommend! This book came into my life at the right moment and is immersed with so many life gems. I feel in the future I will be rereading again!
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  • Chaloea Williams
    January 1, 1970
    I laughed, I cried, I learned and questioned and (above all) I felt very seen. This was a beautiful, transparent and straightforward affirmation of finding and using your power when first, only and different.
  • Sherreka Burton
    January 1, 1970
    I had to take off a star (honestly I wanted to take all the stars, but it was interesting) for the story about her “lifelong” friends and what happened in the eighth grade.
  • Dee Farrell
    January 1, 1970
    Simply put this book is transcendent. Never as a young black woman, have I felt so seen and validated by a book. Bravo Ms. Elaine!
  • Linda Tsan
    January 1, 1970
    This is a really fun audiobook!
  • Sonya Spaz
    January 1, 1970
    Great book about how Elaine Welteroth became the youngest editor in chief at Condenast
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