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

Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits Review

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?

Title:Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Jennifer

    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 t...

  • Jennifer

    Part memoir, part cookbook, part family tribute, part southern lifestyle guide...Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits has a little bit of ever...

  • Tina

    I enjoy reading about, "The South." The lifestyle, fashion, food, and history fascinates me. I like Reese Witherspoon and her spin on how growing up in the South (Tennessee) influenced her life.This i...

  • Toni

    Update: Just received the ebook and I may need to update from 3 1/2 stars to 4 just for the pictures! Not only pics of Reese and her family, but her home and surrounding area. Nicely done. Plus, every...

  • Dana Al-Basha ???? ??????

    Legally Blond wrote a book! I must get this one!...

  • Mellie Antoinete

    “How do you make it to adulthood without ever picking up at least one verse of “Joy to the World?” Were you raised in a bunker?”Well this was just pure Southern charm, with a side o whiskey fu...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    This is a charming book that covers everything quintessentially Southern. Realistically, there's absolutely nothing new or super creative here; the recipes are all classic dishes and the information p...

  • Stefanie Kellum

    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 rea...

  • fortuna.spinning

    I’m a bad southern woman. 😆 I don’t wear a lot of color or patterns, no lipstick, definitely no monograms, and I haven’t a clue how to roller my hair, but I adore Reese and loved listening to...

  • Lynn Gionette

    I liked this book! I love Reese Witherspoon so yeah I'm going love a big ok she writes about her southern traditions. Its part memoir, part cook book, part hosting book. A nice light read. I'm also go...