More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

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 has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking editor 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 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.



Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning writer, and judge on the new Project Runway. She was most recently editor-in-chief of Teen Voguewhere she in 2017 became the youngest person ever appointed editor-in-chief and in 2012 had been the first African American ever to hold the post of beauty and health director at a Condé Nast publication. Prior to Teen Vogue, she was the senior beauty editor at Glamourand the beauty and style editor at Ebony. She’s now a leading expert and advocate for the next generation of change-makers. She has written for the hit show Grown-ishand has appeared on-camera for a range of media outlets including ABC News and Netflix. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Available from Penguin Australia

  • Published: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781529105438
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $35.00

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Night Owl Book Cafe (@nightowlbcafe)
    Jun 22, 2019 @ 13:11:08

    that’s awesome, how inspiring!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Veronica The Burgeoning Bookshelf
    Jun 22, 2019 @ 17:15:12

    She is a great inspiration for women both young and old.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Beth F
    Jun 22, 2019 @ 19:33:56

    I agree. So inspiring and still so young. She’s going to take over the world!



  4. Verushka, an editor (@SydneyEditor1)
    Jun 22, 2019 @ 21:41:22

    Oh wow, she is amazing — I’ve recently begun to notice what Teen Vogue is putting out there and it’s miles ahead of what others are doing — and she’s behind it!



  5. Sue at Book By Book
    Jun 23, 2019 @ 07:09:50

    Sounds like a fascinating book – and a fascinating person! Thanks for telling me about it – I hadn’t heard of it yet.


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  7. Renee Huggins
    Jun 25, 2019 @ 02:23:19

    I haven’t heard of Elaine Welteroth. I’m going to have to check out this book. I just love the title!

    Liked by 1 person


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