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More Than Enough
Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
By (author): Elaine Welteroth
9780525561583 Hardcover English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Jun 11, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Active 6.35 x 9.31 x 1.14 in 336 pages Viking
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 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.

Story Locale: Northern California to NYC

DEDICATED AND GROWING PLATFORM: Elaine is extremely active on social media and has a loyal following of more than 300,000 on Instagram and Twitter. Her Instagram post announcing the completion of her book proposal quickly garnered more than 16,000 likes and enthusiastic comments from fans ready to read the book now.

INCREDIBLE CONNECTIONS: Elaine’s personal network includes Ava DuVernay, Tracee Ellis Ross, Joe Biden, DeRay Mckesson, Hillary Clinton, Reese Witherspoon, Luvvie Ajayi, Gloria Steinem, Trevor Noah, and many more.

POISED AS A MAJOR VOICE FOR YEARS TO COME: In the past year, Elaine has interviewed Michelle Obama, Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, and Katie Couric; hosted the documentary special “For Our Lives: Parkland” with leaders of the March For Our Lives on ABC; and toured Brazil with Malala Yousafazi. She was recently cast as a judge on Project Runway.

VOICE ON THE PAGE: More Than Enough is narrated with incredible ease and insight, framing Elaine’s unique experiences through an accessible, welcoming voice that will grab a wide range of readers.

INSPIRATIONAL, SELF-HELP MEMOIR: From Girl, Wash Your Face to Year of Yes, memoirs with an inspirational self-help takeaway are having a huge impact on readers looking to immerse themselves in aspirational women’s stories and apply those lessons to their own lives with an eye toward mindfulness and self-care.

Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, and judge on the new Project Runway. She was most recently editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue where 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 Glamour and 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-ish and has appeared on-camera for a range of media outlets including ABC News and Netflix. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Author Hometown: Northern California

Marketing: Online Advertising

Social Media and Online Promotion

Twitter / Instagram



Publicity: National author tour

National print and online reviews and features

National TV and radio interviews

Radio satellite tour



Author Social Media: Twitter & Instagram: @ElaineWelteroth

Praise for Elaine Welteroth:

“Other people have been really good, but no one has been like Elaine.”—Harriette Cole, The New York Times

“Elaine Welteroth is shaking up expectations for a new generation of young women…. Since her rise, Welteroth has become a media darling—the chic yet socially conscious wunderkind.” --Los Angeles Times

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