More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) Review

“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 Witherspoon

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.

Title:More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

    More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) Reviews

  • Rachel Mantas

    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 touc...

  • Robin

    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. ...

  • Venessa

    This book went beyond what I could have imagined. It was excellent! I was hesitant to read it because memoirs aren't my thing and I wondered what could a thirty year old millennial possibly be talking...

  • De'Osha

    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. ...

  • WellReadNegress

    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!...

  • April

    An important voice to hear right now. She empowers us to claim our spaces and show up authentically as women of color. I appreciated her honesty and sharing vulnerable stories about herself and her li...

  • Katie Burke

    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

    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 hig...

  • Casey Frank

    This was a lovely and lovingly crafted memoir that both took me inside an unfamiliar world with someone I was only vaguely familiar with, a welcome bit of kinship in the places where my experience ove...

  • Shagufta

    This book by Elaine Welteroth, the former Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue is an incredible read about media, representation, navigating workplace structures that are often confusing and not supportive t...