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

Viking. Jun. 2019. 336p. ISBN 9780525561583. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780525561590. BIOG
Welteroth’s debut memoir is an insightful, eye-opening chronicle of her rise from wide-eyed intern to editor in chief of one of the top U.S. fashion magazines. Born to an African American mother and white father, Welteroth explains how feelings of “otherness,” high ambition, and love of fashion led to a revelation at age 19, when she realized she wanted to be a fashion magazine editor. The author achieved this goal by her late 20s, becoming the first and youngest African American editor at Condé Nast, assuming the role of editor in chief of Teen Vogue in 2017. However, her rise to the top was fraught with perils, including racial bias, fractured romances, and pay disparities. She recounts these challenges, along with her struggles with finding a reliable life partner and creating a work/life balance. While the title may lead some to consider this a self-help book, it’s not; at least not in the traditional sense.
VERDICT An inspiring memoir of a remarkable journey that shows of the power of faith, friendship, family and dreams.
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