More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are is a memoir by journalist Elaine Welteroth. While it’s her story, there is a plethora of advice for anyone seeking more, who may doubt themselves from time to time.
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It was interesting to hear about Elaine’s entry into, and ultimate rise in, the publishing world. She worked for Ebony then broke into the Condé Castle (as she refers to media conglomerate Condé Nast) with a role at Glamour before moving on to Teen Vogue. Welteroth accomplished a lot there, changing the direction of the magazine and its voice to encompass the growing social topics the Gen Z audience has come to care about.
” Welteroth uses her own experiences to highlight the points she makes about trusting yourself, knowing your worth, and making big decisions in life”The Book Guide® Editor
While this is not a YA book, young adults — particularly young professionals early on in their careers — are likely to gain the most from More Than Enough though there are takeaways for everyone.
”I realized if we aren’t vigilant, we can move through our entire lives feeling smaller than we actually are—by playing it safe, by unconsciously giving away our power, by dimming our radiance, by recognizing there is always so much more waiting for us on the other side of fear.
But when we are brave enough—to go there, to grab what we want, to tap into who we are—damn, it feels so good.”
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 journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of an unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of change-makers.
More Than Enough (2019) By: Elaine WelterothMore Than Enough (2019) By: Elaine Welteroth
by The Book Guide® Editors4.9/5 Excellent