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More Than Enough

Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
5 out of 5 stars (352 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"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 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 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.

Includes a bonus interview

©2019 Elaine Welteroth (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“[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)

“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)

Editorial Review

Looking both inward and upward

Elaine Welteroth’s new memoir, More Than Enough, is 100% what I hoped for from the legendary editor in chief of Teen Vogue. At just 31 years old, she was the youngest person ever to become the editor in chief of any Conde Nast publication. In her memoir, she’s relatable, inspiring, woke, and millennial AF, just like the magazine she steered through its celebrated reinvention. More Than Enough is full of insights on race and identity and also goes down smoothly, making it the perfect listen for an afternoon by the pool when you want to relax but also feel like you have, as Elaine puts it, "this adult thing on lock." —Rachel S., Audible Editor

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Wonderful

I really enjoyed hearing Elaine’s story and hearing how brave and bold she is in her career. I appreciate how honest she was and I think it is important for the younger generation of women and especially young women of color.

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Yaaas Black Queen: 10 out of 10 would recommend

Elaine Weltheroth brought some serious Black girl realness into her book and WE STAN! From her candor and realness about her past relationships to current love that gives a girl like me some real HOPE! To opening up about her mental health, work-life balance (or lack thereof) and her personal experience climbing the corporate beauty ladder, Elaine keeps it raw and DRIPPING in Black Girl Magic! Thank you for showing the world that Black girls are real, emotional, multi-dimensional and come in all shapes and sizes. I give this book 5 STARS! And recommend any young women but ESPECIALLY Black or brown young woman to read this book. 10 out of 10 would recommend!

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So necessary for the soul

Elaine's story is so eloquently narrated. I felt like I was in the story side by side. Every young girl with a dream needs to read/listen to this book. Amazing Job!

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very well done audio book

I love that the author narated this with her parents. The writing was exelent and the story telling was top notch.

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Review of audible book. Amazing!

Thank you Elaine Welteroth for telling your story.

I love this book. Empowering, educational, and entertaining throughout. As a woman in my early 30’s, hearing another woman of similar age tell her story with such sincerity is so valuable to me at this time in my life. I enjoyed listening to every bit of this audible book. Well done!

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Lovely Book

I found myself mirroring her mother’s adages from growing up. I enjoyed the flow of the story, which made it comforting. Elaine created an ambience of you and her having a tea and catching up. Sisterly. The interview with her parents at the end was a definitely a thoughtful touch 👌🏽

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Just amazing

I first heard of Elaine from her interview with the Breakfast Club and was just in awe of her greatness. When I decided to start audibles I know the first book I wanted to listen to. It was amazing full of moments I connected with and was blow away by her pure courage. Thank you for your amazing contribution to the culture. Rock on.

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Amazing Read!!!

This story! So helpful, so encouraging.. just what I needed! I’m purchasing this as gifts to my nieces as they move forward into high school, college and life!! The parental parts were amaze balls... thank you for your vulnerability, it’s a beacon a pinky promise.

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SO Inspiring!

I loooooooove this book! i finished and am listening again right away. I’ve never done that. Elaine is authentic, engaging, hilarious—I’m calling her Elaine because i now feel like she’s my new best friend! And I REALLY want to have dinner with her parents! Best book in years! 💜

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this book changed my life

i loved this boook so much it changed me completely. Spoke to me in such a profound way

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