Whiskey in a Teacup
Academy award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?

Whiskey in a Teacup Details

TitleWhiskey in a Teacup
Author
ReleaseSep 18th, 2018
PublisherTouchstone
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Adult

Whiskey in a Teacup Review

  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Witherspoon's book about southern living covers topics like food, decorating, and getting dressed up, but it doesn't have enough of any one topic to be useful. The recipes are common southern dishes that you've seen a hundred times and probably done better. When she says she scouts flea markets for little decorative items I don't believe her. I like her as an actress and admire her work as a producer, but this book is a cash grab. Review from e-galley.
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  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    January 1, 1970
    Legally Blond wrote a book! I must get this one!
  • Stefanie Kellum
    January 1, 1970
    Having deviled eggs on Reese Witherspoon’s porch is definitely on my bucket list now. This is a sweet and heartfelt love letter to the South with yummy recipes and personal stories thrown in. *I read a digital ARC of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss.
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  • LibrarianJennifer
    January 1, 1970
    First, I already love Reese and follow her on Instagram, so I'm a bit biased. Part cookbook, part life-style guide, this book gives a great snapshot into what it would be like to be her friend or family member. Certain chapters I glanced through, but I have to say that I was particularly intrigued by the segment on monograms. Brief recipes, with an index in the back.
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  • Anita
    January 1, 1970
    This book is pure pleasure. An ode, and love story to southern food, words, heritage and family. Reese is a woman who shares her tales and secrets. A woman of great depth beyond what we see on the screen. We’ve seen her career in production bloom and recently her passion for reading has been shared with her book club. Thank you to Touchstone for the digital early copy. I will be buying the book because it’s just the type of book we all need hanging around our homes. Recipes and reference and war This book is pure pleasure. An ode, and love story to southern food, words, heritage and family. Reese is a woman who shares her tales and secrets. A woman of great depth beyond what we see on the screen. We’ve seen her career in production bloom and recently her passion for reading has been shared with her book club. Thank you to Touchstone for the digital early copy. I will be buying the book because it’s just the type of book we all need hanging around our homes. Recipes and reference and warm feelings of Southern love. Grab this one!!
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  • Kristen
    January 1, 1970
    A cute, charming cookbook/lifestyle book with tales of life in the South
  • Rachel Webb
    January 1, 1970
    More lifestyle than cookbook, but I’ll probably make some of these recipes and definitely use the gift giving ideas.
  • Barb
    January 1, 1970
    I received a digital copy of this book from Edelweiss for review purposes. Thanks!Although I was not raised in the south, this book was like a trip down memory lane!I was blessed to have had all four grandparents in my life until I was 25, and that definitely had a big influence on the person I am today. Special family recipes, DIY skills, and the golden rule...all important lessons they taught me. That’s what this book reminded me of, nothing earth shattering, but an enjoyable read. I really li I received a digital copy of this book from Edelweiss for review purposes. Thanks!Although I was not raised in the south, this book was like a trip down memory lane!I was blessed to have had all four grandparents in my life until I was 25, and that definitely had a big influence on the person I am today. Special family recipes, DIY skills, and the golden rule...all important lessons they taught me. That’s what this book reminded me of, nothing earth shattering, but an enjoyable read. I really liked this book, and I’m old enough now to be nostalgic about the simpler times in my life!And my Mom’s iced tea in the refrigerator every single day!
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