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More Than Enough

Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
Written by: Elaine Welteroth
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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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

What the critics say

“[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)

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A poignant and inspiring read

I didn’t know what to expect when I first hit play, but Elaine’s outlook and musings made it impossible to stop listening. It felt as if an older sister was sitting me down and talking to me about life. I recommend this for anyone who is going through transitions or wondering what their next step is. I may or may not have cried a couple times.

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  • Crystal Smith
  • 2019-06-18

Amazing!

Such a great story and amazing book! So many motivational words and quotes. Definitely a must read

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  • Amber Turner
  • 2019-06-18

I Didn’t Want It To End

This book was so refreshing and relatable. I have never read a book that I related to so deeply. Elaines life is very different than my own but in so many ways it is the same. Thank you for this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-18

The Only Con

The only con to this book is that it wasn’t released when I was in college. This book gave me the inspiration I wish I had in college and that I need right now! It is a revelation and I loved every chapter of it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-16

Life's Lessons

I Loved this book everyone's journey is not the same, but the life stories in this book can really teach you something. I'm gonna listen again. I really enjoyed the book a must have.

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  • Setting Boundaries
  • 2019-06-15

Beyond Inspirational

This book hit home on so many levels. Thank you Elaine for telling your story.

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  • Donalin Bell
  • 2019-06-15

Elaine, YES!

I love everything about this book. As a young•ish Black girl and nineteen year old college student, this book was amazing to me. Elaine really is paving the way and making it okay to have a vision that transcends spaces, careers, and the boxes people put you in. I am very encouraged by her story, her doer attitude, and her vulnerability in this book. Everyone needs to read this ESPECIALLY if you’ve ever felt called to be bigger than where you find yourself. THIS is THAT book. Great job, Elaine. Keep it real and keep doing it for the culture!

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  • C. Workman
  • 2019-06-14

PHENOMENAL book!

I absolutely loved it! The conversation Elaine had with her parents was very sweet and endearing! This is definitely a favorite of mine now!

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  • Brittany
  • 2019-06-13

Very well done

I typically don’t like audio books, but the authors voice was vibrant and added so much color to an already

I loved the infusion of her parents voices.