More Than Enough
Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
A memoir from the revolutionary editor credited with bringing social consciousness to the pages of Teen Vogue and an inspiring exploration of what it means to be enough.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2020 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK — BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHYIn 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.
Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking editor unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of a 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 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.
Praise for More Than Enough
One to watch ... an interesting read. All ambitious young women, regardless of race or chosen career, would benefit from the book's practical pointers.The Sunday Times
An essential read for women in the workplace todayRefinery29
Black British women are ready and waiting for [Elaine's book]Afua Hirsch, the Guardian
The millennial Becoming . . . Inspiring and empoweringEntertainment Weekly
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
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 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
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
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
May be just what you need to take back your confidence and head down the path toward a new jobForbes
[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
A media trailblazer . . . a feminist icon and champion for her generationFortune