November Book Of The Month: More Than Enough By Elaine Welteroth

There is always that one book that we read at just the right time in our lives. More than Enough by Elaine Welteroth was that book for me during the quarantine this summer. It gave me chills because it was everything I needed and more. From her journey to stepping into her identity to
her networking her way into some of her dream jobs, this book gave me the right tools I needed.

Elaine Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and judge on the new Project Runway. She is known for her work in media and fashion, where she has continuously shattered ceilings and brome barriers along the way. Her most notable work was at Teen Vogue wherein 2017 she was appointed the youngest Editor-in-Chief at a Conde Nast publication.

“There is no glory in a grind that literally grinds you to dust.”

-Elaine Welteroth

In Elaine’s memoir, she breaks down her journey into coming into her own, on her own terms. The journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success by using her own journey. Elaine breaks into memories of her childhood as being a product of interracial marriage in small-
town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of revolutionaries. 

I loved how Elaine began each chapter with notable quotes from the likes of Iyanla Vanzant to James Baldwin. One of my favorite quotes that have stuck with me is “There is no glory in a grind that literally grinds you to dust.” This definitely is a must-read for women at any stage of their lives.

Chazley Williams

Writer, Editor, Wife, Caregiver, and Educator. Chazley picked up her passion for writing in college as she received her Bachelor’s of Arts in English & Political Science. She is currently an Academic Adviser, working on her Masters of Education and tutors young kids in English. She has written for newspapers, online magazines and has been an avid blogger. Chazley is currently the owner of Literary Dope Bookstagram, writer for Mamma Woman and co-editor for Dopamine Magazine. “I’m not a mother yet but my caregiving spirit makes me feel like one.” Chazley is a caregiver for her mother who has Dementia and helps caring for her niece & nephew. Chazley currently resides in Richmond, VA with her husband.