Thursday, November 1, 2018

Review 'Whiskey in a Teacup' by Reese Witherspoon

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?

The Facts:

Publication Date:
September 18th, 2018
eBook, Hardcover, Audio
Available at:

My Review:

I have been a Reese Witherspoon fan for years. Not necessarily because of her movies, I haven’t seen them all (but ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ is one of my favorite movies) but because I just love how strong she always seems to be. I love her enthusiasm and the way she really seems so down to earth and hardworking. When Reese started her own book club I knew I was right with loving her. So when ‘Whiskey In A Teacup’ was announced to come out, I pre-ordered a copy right away.

The first thing to be said about this book is that it’s just so pretty. I love looking at it and it has been on my living room table since the day it arrived. Yes, that pretty! It’s pink, but fun pink and it invites you to open it up. Not only the cover of this book is pretty, the inside is very pretty too. This book is filled with beautiful pictures and the overall theme is just gorgeous. It looks the way Reese’s clothing line Draper James seems to look when I see those pictures. And since shipping Draper James clothes here is just to expensive, being able to browse through this book makes everything better.

In ‘Whiskey In A Teacup’ Reese talks about her life as a Southern girl. She talks about her grandma, and how growing up in the South has made her who she is today. She also tells us about Southern customs. And for a girl from the Netherlands it was really fun to read about this stuff. It still sounds surreal to me, since live here is so different but I loved reading about it.

There are also several recipes in this book. And a view of them are definitely on my to-be-cooked list. The Cheddar Biscuits, Dorothea’s Sun Tea, John’s BBQ Sauce, Mud Pie Trifle I want to try them all. I’m not sure every ingredient is available here, but it’s definitely something I’m going to try. The recipes look pretty easy, which is another plus about this book.  Another great thing is that there is a Metric Conversion Charts at the back. Very handy!!

If you ask me ‘Whiskey In A Teacup’ is a perfect relaxing read for a Sunday afternoon. Put on the Spotify playlists from the book and life is complete. And as a Reese Witherspoon fan, this book makes me love her even more. 

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About the Author:

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in Tennessee, she began her career as a teenager, making her professional screen debut in The Man in the Moon (1991), for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award.

Witherspoon's breakthrough role was playing Elle Woods in the 2001 film Legally Blonde, for which she received her second Golden Globe nomination. In 2014, Witherspoon produced the thriller Gone Girl and received critical acclaim for portraying Cheryl Strayed in Wild, for which she earned her second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and a fourth Golden Globe nomination. In 2017, she co-produced and starred in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and Outstanding Limited Series, winning the latter as a producer.

Witherspoon owns a production company Hello Sunshine, a clothing company Draper James, and she is actively involved in children's and women's advocacy organizations. She serves on the board of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products in 2007, serving as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

For more information about Reese's book please visit the website. Or visit Reese on Facebook and Twitter.

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