More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
"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.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 31 minutes|
|Narrator||Elaine Welteroth, Adenrele Ojo|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||June 11, 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #6,930 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#92 in Black & African American Biographies
#609 in Biographies & Memoirs (Audible Books & Originals)
#637 in Personal Success
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2021
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I recommend this book to all women! This book will help you push toward your meaning in life!
The book walks through Elaine’s childhood, college years, and professional life. It gave enough detail to draw you in but not bore you. I loved the way Elaine spoke about being a bi-racial woman and the struggle of figuring out for herself what type of Black woman she wanted to be. Elaine speaks so proudly of her Black mother and you got to see the strength of her mother that was passed on to her. Her exploration of race and racism was authentic deep and shed light to the experience of Black women in America.
What stood out most to me was Elaine’s ability to reflect back on her life and critically examine what she could have done differently and the advice she would give herself today. She didn’t just paint a picture of her life being easy or great but brought the reader along on her struggles and hardships. And she’s only 34! I was surprised at how much she’s accomplished at such a young age. I mean she was the Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue at age 29 & was the first Black person in that role! Elaine has paved the way for so many other women and her passion for young people and advocacy was encouraging.
If you’re looking for a nonfiction memoir that centers a Black woman, I’d recommend More than Enough!
Favorite quote: “When the world tells you to shrink, expand.”
There is just so much that can be taken away from this book. It is a book of self-love, empowerment, and refusing to conform to the world around us. It did have some slow moments, but I enjoyed it for the most part. This book was so easy to read, and it felt like I was chatting with an old friend while reading. I am absolutely full from this book. I feel like I need to write the quotes out and randomly post them around my house as little reminders. Overall, I felt it was a very motivational memoir that was full of life lessons.
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This book has opened my eyes to the importance of knowing one's worth and believing it even when everything around us screams the opposite.
Thank you Elaine for sharing your story with us.