More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth

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 w...

Details More Than Enough

TitleMore Than Enough
Release DateJun 11th, 2019
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Self Help

Reviews More Than Enough

  • 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 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 a...
  • 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 about that would make me want to read her. The answer was alot. Elaine writes with raw emotion about the challenges of being a black girl in this world. She chronicles her life growing up Biracial on the west coast and how she never felt good enough...
  • 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 life experiences with little self-indulgence. So many lessons contained in this book about dreaming big, being ambitious, working hard, showing curiosity and enthusiasm, falling down and getting back up, and being first to do something. I related to so...
  • 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 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!
  • Kibkabe
    There is a divine order, a divine flow to our lives. We don't need to have all the answers. But our job is to keep on dreaming and trusting enough to put on foot in front of the other."More Than Enough" by Elaine Welteroth is a perfect snapshot of a biracial woman who reached such a historic career pinnacle at a young age and is willing to share her climb on the ladder, knowing based on race and upbringing that her climb is unique. I found myself...
  • 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 overlapped, and a inspirational charge to be unapologetic in who you are and what you want- especially if you come from a marginalized community.As a white cisgendered heterosexual woman this book was another piece of storytelling I needed to hear in or...
  • Hannah
    This book was incredible and every young woman should read it. If you loved Michelle Obama's Becoming you definitely should pick More than Enough up.Going into this I didn't know anything about Elaine Welteroth or how fashion magazines work at all. However, I loved this so much. This book is about chasing dreams that seem too big, learning to balance career and life, knowing your worth regardless of who comes in and out of your life and being you...
  • 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 to women of colour, finding your path, and getting up after setbacks. It is the career book, life story, memoir that I wished I had in university and I am so glad it exists now. It is full of beauty, the importance of relying on God, working hard, and...
  • Raven Ross
    “As you continue crafting the life you want, I hope you are reminded that it is the very things you underestimate about yourself that will help you create your own magic” I take immense comfort whenever I see a woman of color go above expectations for what she loves — especially with the difficulties of battling self worth in predominantly white environments. Elaine truly inspires as she shares her path to becoming a confident Black boss in...
  • Gabrielle
    When announced in the fall that Elaine Welteroth would be publishing a memoir, I immediately had this title on pre-order. We've seen her take over as Teen Vogue's EIC (only the second black woman in Conde Nast's history), as a guest producer on Grownish, and a beloved judge on Bravo's Project Runway. We all know that she is a boss, but down to the core, who is Elaine Welteroth?For those that truly know me, you know that I can't get through a non-...
  • Abbi
    "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 We...
  • Morgan
    Wow. This book. I have no words and so many words about why I loved this book so much. Elaine Welteroth is truly an inspiration for so many reasons, and getting to read her story in her beautifully written words- I am thankful for the experience. Her rise to Editor-In-Chief of Vogue is extraordinary. She even says in the book that people are often interested in the results and the firsts, but now the hustle it takes to get there. For me as a youn...
  • Jamele (BookswithJams)
    It is impossible not to be inspired by Elaine Welteroth, who has accomplished more in her short time on this earth than most will ever have even thought about doing in their lifetime. And she is nowhere near done yet. Her drive, courage, passion, and her compassion are qualities that I look up to, and seek to cultivate in myself. I have always been independent and driven, but have not always had the half courage that she has. More Than Enough is ...
  • Hilary
    Elaine Welteroth has always been an inspiration to me and, interestingly, my doppelgänger according to my friends, family, and co-workers. Her NYT best-selling book forever changed my already high view of this woman. She is my hero. Her honesty, her integrity, her truths, and her willingness to bring about representation for others, like myself, is more than commendable, it’s utterly inspiring. She made me realize that despite all the pressure...
  • Jennifer
    This book was excellent! I am shocked that I was not familiar with Elaine Welteroth prior to reading this, but she is a dynamo. The book follows her life through childhood, college and her first jobs, all the way to being appointed Editor-In-Chief of Teen Vogue. And what a path it was! The opportunities she has had (and has created for herself) are amazing and numerous. Her description of her first encounter with Anna Wintour is very funny. She s...
  • Duc An Quan
    Being so enamored by the fashion industry and its influencers lately, I had to check out Elaine Welteroth’s book after seeing multiples Instagram influencers (Aimee Song & Eva Chen) recommend it. And what a delightful read it was! Inspiring and thorough! The writing was simple but effective. Seeing all the hard work that Elaine mustered to be able to achieve her dreams gave me a small push to go after my dreams. Seeing all that she was able to ...
  • Vena Reed
    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 in...
  • Lauren Celeste Corley
    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 bo...
  • Crystal moore-stambaugh
    I have never felt more seen in a book than this. So many of her experiences have been my experiences. So many of her feelings have been my feelings growing up and being a black woman in white spaces. Elaine is truthful and honest without placing blame. She questions the liberal ideals of inclusivity and feminism especially in relation to her time corporate America and with one of the most influential magazines. She is inspiring and this book is c...
  • Keela
    After enjoying her first season on Project Runway, I looked forward to reading this book and learning more about her story. Just like her feisty and fun personality on the show, her writing draws you in and you want to root for her even more. Would recommend this book to young people who are just starting to find their way and to more seasoned folks like myself who need a reminder that it's never to late to follow your dreams and find your purpos...
  • Elizabeth Rynecki
    A fabulous book that beautifully tells the story of a young woman’s dreams and ambitions (professional and personal). It’s a journey that challenges societal norms, addresses and confronts important issues about race, and along the way she shares her joy, pain, self doubt, and greatest triumphs. Of course the fact that a Rhetoric teacher helped her see the world and herself through a slightly different lens made me love her that much more.
  • Erin
    What a wonderful memoir. The journalism and fashion nerd in me loved the story of her amazing career and the behind the scenes look at the magazine world. Elaine is so inspiring and also so humble. She shared some struggles and her achievements and what she learned along the way. I've been following her on IG for a few years now and she's such a beautiful light who is so smart, strong, and joyful. Can't way to see what she does next.
  • Shellie Zeigler
    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!
  • Alinna
    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.