Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me about Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits

Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me about Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits

by Reese Witherspoon

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501166280
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 66,327
File size: 115 MB
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About the Author

Reese Witherspoon, award-winning actress and producer, has created the kinds of unforgettable characters that connect with critics and audiences alike. She won an Academy Award® for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line and was later nominated in that same category for Wild in 2014, which she also produced. Her role in Wild also garnered Golden Globes, SAG, Critics’ Choice, and BAFTA Awards nominations. Other film credits include Sweet Home Alabama, Legally Blonde, and Election. She has executive produced and starred in two seasons of HBO’s critically acclaimed Big Little Lies, with the first season winning eight Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, four Critics’ Choice Awards, and two SAG Awards. In addition to her acting and producer roles, Witherspoon is an entrepreneur. In 2016, she established Hello Sunshine, a media brand and content company dedicated to female authorship and storytelling across all platforms. In 2015, she launched Draper James, a retail brand with a focus on fashion, accessories, and home décor inspired by the American South. She is an advocate and activist for women’s issues across the globe.

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Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is enjoyable. Sometimes it's just nice to read about simple pleasures and the little things that give us culture. I also listened to this book on audible, my 12 year old loved it and so did I.
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
Whiskey in a Teacup is an instruction manual on how to entertain and cook like a southern woman. Filled with childhood memories and advice for most social occasions, Reese Witherspoon provides readers with a lighter, warmer version of most hostess books (think Martha and Ina, for example). The recipes look delicious, and I know I’ll attempt the shrimp and grits and buttermilk biscuit recipes as they are two of my favorite dishes. I adored the paragraph on telephone etiquette because it is exactly how I asked my children to answer the phone. The book is peppered with fantastic southern says from her mother, Betty, and grandmother, Dorothea. Whiskey in a Teacup is likely to be adored by the author’s fans and those who follow her book club reading suggestions. I enjoyed it, but I am happy that I borrowed it from the library. Bless your heart, y’all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved Reese forever it seems— love her movies and now treasure her book. Thanks, Reese, for all you embody and do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed her book so much. And her recipes she shares are simple the way cooking should and used to be. Reese- Thank you for letting us into your growing up past and i could really relate to most of what you describe in your book. Chili pie and chicken pot pie are just so delish! your fan Ginger G
gardengirl56 More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book. I purchased a second one for my daughter as a gift. The stories, the recipes, and the photos are all perfect. So many cute ideas are included. I am very pleased with this entire concept of Southern hospitality and how it is represented throughout this book.
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
Sassy, savvy, and a hoot! Southern life at its greatest with life, food, family, and everything in-between. Made me long for the days of shelling peas, snapping beans, and baking biscuits with my southern grandma.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reese nostalgically walks you through southern hospitality, etiquette, and delicious recipes! I really enjoyed a breakdown of her southern lifestyle and the meaning behind all of the traditions with examples from Reese's life. After I read this I immediately bought this book for my best friend as a gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Avoid the signed copies of this book. Most of them that are signed "X Reese" were signed with an auto-pen - a machine that copies an existing signature - and not signed by Reese herself. If you find one that includes her first and last name, that's probably legitimate. Most of them didn't. Whoever decided to use an auto-pen also decided to have 5-6 different versions, but almost any "X Reese" signature you find, you'll be able to match to another signature in a book posted for sale on another site. You can tell they're auto-penned because (a) there is no variation in line weight, and (b) there is a dot at each point where the pen came in contact with and was removed from the paper (which happens because the machine pauses briefly when it presses the pen down, and just before it lifts the pen back up). Well, and if you can exactly match the signature to any other signature, it was machine-signed. Humans never sign anything exactly the same way twice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's actually a nice book enjoyable to read. I'm just very disappointed that in this particular case... the "autograph" in the book is most likely not real and probably done by an autopen machine. These things can be programmed to mimic different variations of a person's signature so it seems legit. Too many examples of these signatures are 100% identical.... which usually is a sign that an autopen signed it.. . not the person. Reese and the publisher should not be trying to fool everyone into thinking they are buying a genuine autographed book.
bwilhoite More than 1 year ago
I love Reese Witherspoon and just had to check this book out. In this book Reese talks about growing up in the south, family, and traditions. It also has recipes that sound and look delicious. There's great pictures in the book also.
kzone More than 1 year ago
First, I am a huge Reese Witherspoon fan and think she is totally adorable. But the book is meh? Pretty uninspiring. I pre-ordered two copies of the book - one as a gift - and was not impressed. I may have to rethink the gift. Also, while I was very much looking forward to receiving the autographed version from an Academy Award winning actress, she simply signed it 'x Reese'. Like a third grader. Maybe it was supposed to be cute. Maybe she's trying to go by her first name only now - like 'Bono' or 'Cher'. Maybe if people are buying your book you should sign your full name. Seriously.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the 1990's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
book is interesting, but unfortunately, Reese did NOT actually sign the signed editions. They were signed by an autopen machine. Kind of a scam! purchased a couple copies, and the signatures in each are identical!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the 1950's.