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
Elaine Welteroth is a media trailblazer, journalist, and judge on Project Runway who most recently was editor in chief of Teen Vogue. She is the first African American to ever hold the post of beauty and health director at a Conde Nast publication and the youngest person ever appointed editor. Prior to Teen Vogue, she was the senior beauty editor at Glamour and the beauty and style editor at Ebony. Welteroth attended California State University, Sacramento. She lives in Brooklyn.
"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."
"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."
"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 "The former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief opens up in this revealing memoir about growing up in California as the ambitious child of an 'unlikely interracial marriage, ' only to become a boundary-breaking journalist--as she shared the lessons learned along the way."
--O, The Oprah Magazine "Compelling . . . More Than Enough discusses race, identity, love, friendship, taking up space as a Black woman in a predominantly white workplace, and the meaning of success. As a change maker and young boss, Welteroth reminds young Black girls and women that they are, indeed, more than enough."
--Women's Health "Throughout her career, author Elaine Welteroth has often been the only black woman in the room. Learn how she broke down barriers--across several different intersections--to succeed in the media and fashion industries and become one of her generation's changemakers. . . . Welteroth's words may be just what you need to take back your confidence and head down the path toward a new job."
--Forbes "A must read for women of all ages. . . The perfect graduation gift."
--PopSugar "[Welteroth's] debut book has been described as 'part-memoir, part-manifesto' and shares her journey of climbing the ranks of journalism, fashion and life, while often being the only Black woman in the room. A joy to read and learn from."
--Yahoo! Style "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."
"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."