Alli Webb, co-founder of Drybar, had it all--until she didn't. When Drybar and its world-famous blowouts took off seemingly overnight, she found herself surrounded by celebrity clients such as Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, and Maria Shriver.She was named to multiple prestigious lists by Fast Company, Fortune, Marie Claire, and Inc, and published a New York Times bestselling book--all before she turned forty.
But it wasn't until her marriage fell apart, her teenage son entered rehab, and she no longer found meaning in the wildly successful business she had built that Alli realized she was spiraling into deep depression. She'd lost sight of what made her happy in favor of an aimless push to succeed above all. Something had to give.
Piece by piece, Alli began to reinvent her personal and professional life with the goal of accepting her messy truth. She learned how to embrace the honest in lieu of the perfect and realized that most of life happens somewhere in the middle, between the laughter and the tears.
In The Messy Truth, Webb invites readers into her world as an entrepreneur, a mother, and a partner, examining with startling humor and wisdom the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we learn to embrace the mess of life.