As mentioned previously, as Elaine Welteroth is June’s celeb TRANSPARENT of the month, she just released her first self-authored book and memoir, More Than Enough, on June 11, 2019. On June 20, 2019, it has already been recognized as a New York Times bestseller! Congratulations!
Growing up in my teenage years, I had a strong love for reading books—all types: novels, fiction, horror, and memoirs/biographies along with romance books. I probably should not have read some of those romance books at that tender age, but it created a passion for me to read outside the classroom. My passion for leisure reading subsided when I entered undergrad and graduate school. Reading for fun to me was no longer an option as I was burnt out for reading for a grade in school by force. After graduate school, I began to personal memoirs with me first starting to read Becoming by my forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama. Enjoying memoirs more came apart of adulting, I guess.
With More Than Enough, just being an avid fan of Elaine from her Ebony and Teen Vogue days as a reader of her work, I’m elated for Elaine to share her personal journey and advice for others to shatter our glass ceilings, of what it means to come into our own. In the New York Times article titled, Race, Power, Drive: Elaine Welteroth shares all in new book, the first paragraph begins by explaining Elaine’s life plan: she’d hit the top of a magazine masthead, then move into TV, books, film, and beyond. This life plan she already accomplished at the age of 32, and the best is yet to come! Excited to see what else is in store for this revolutionary woman that continues to lead by example and experience.
Elaine describes this book as a “book about lighting torches,” and “[she’] hopes [to] inspire young woman to dream a little bit bigger and to support other women as you go.”
I was successfully able to purchase the kindle version of the book for my iPad in addition to my hardcover copy, which is expected to arrive Thursday, June 27th latest. What are you waiting for? I designate More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (no matter what they say) as the summer read of 2019.
Please share, what other books are you excited to read this summer??