Academy awardwinning 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 Witherspoons 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 were strong and fiery.Reeses 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 Dorotheas fried chicken. Its reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kidsnot to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reeses fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorotheas most delicious recipes as well as he...
|Title||:||Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||299 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits Reviews
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 is a coffee-table type of book. It's not exactly a memoir but just her thoughts on how the South and her family traditions contributed to her outlook on life. The pictures are nice and the stories are cute. There are some standard southern recipes as well. There's nothing really new or substantial in ...more
2.5 Stars. Reese Witherspoon reflects on what sets her apart as a southern woman. She is every bit as sweet as you imagine. I listened to her read the audiobook, which only took a couple hours.
There weren’t any juicy life stories in here, so don’t bother if that is what you are looking for. The recipes and tutorials were mediocre at best.
This could alternately be titled, The Rich White Woman's Guide on How to Live as a Rich White Woman in the South.
I picked this up from the library a couple of weeks ago, read about 100 pages, and had a lot of thoughts on it. But I never wrote them down, and now the book is due back and I had no interest in picking it up again, so I can't really comment much beyond that.
All I can say is, I've lived most of my life in the South, and I couldn't relate to a single page in this book. And it has me qu ...more
Why did I buy this book? I’ve had such guilt about it since the moment I tossed it in the cart. Love Reese Witherspoon films, she’s a great actress. Cannot stand Reese Witherspoon the hypocritical lying person. Ever since she had her DUI during which she was horribly obnoxious and rude to the police officer and pulled the - Don’t you know who I am! - line, which is always so disgusting. Who she truly is doesn’t really square up with her carefully cultivated, cutesy little image of a sweet, well ...more
I’ve never been to the South and I’ll admit, it does sound charming. But I thought this book was a mess. I appreciate that Reese was trying to share her memories with us but it cane across as a bit judgmental and the writing was somewhat juvenile. Lots of tidbits about lots of different topics, with lots of pictures and recipes. Some of the recipes looked tasty, but I don’t cook. ;-). I’m sure the pictures were beautiful in the hard copy version but the color was lost on my Kindle. I’m still a f ...more
Such a cute, fun read as an audiobook! I loved that Reese Witherspoon narrated the audiobook! ❤ ...more
Reese Witherspoon is one of my favorite actresses, so when I saw she had a book and my library had it I knew I had to check it out. I hate to say it, but to me this is a huge vanity project. The audio book was not much over 2 hours long, the book might have been the better way to go. I was glad that she provided what was basically the book in pdf form so that you could see. I'm sure the paper book had big glossy pages, there sure were a lot of pictures, not a lot of words.
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 recipe comes with a perfect picture. Oh my, am I gushing?
Very light, but fun read (or listen) on Reese’s take on being a Southern woman. I like Reese as an actor and person so I was willing to continue listening to the very end. I say that because I feel this book is geared more toward twenty/thir ...more