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...
|Title||:||Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits|
|Number of Pages||:||299 pages|
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.
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.
Hey y’all! Mind your manners, love your family, don’t act ugly, get or give something monogrammed, and bake something with peaches or pecans. There, I saved you $20.
0 stars for the memoire, 3 for the recipes
The South is THE BESTEST!!!1
Seriously this book is a huge collection of lists about, mostly, "the south" and how to be a proper lady/host/guest/cook/whatever.
Very awkward attempt to advocate about the non-racism of THE SOUTH by listing the accomplishments of black women and men.
But OF COURSE she would love gender reveal parties.
"You don't have to lose your femininity to be a strong woman."
A possible summary could be the quote "there's a ...more
This book was light, fun, and so cute! I had no idea what to expect from this book so I decided to listen to it from Scribd since I’ve always loved Reese and it was a really fun listen! Reese reads the book herself which is fun and it made me want to move to Nashville right now 😍 The Hard cover copy is now on my wish list ;)
This book is so cheerful and made me feel so good and happy that I recommend it for everyone. Her recipes and ideas are fascinating. I am more southern than I realized as I love monograms and decor for holidays. I loved her quote, "Purse on the floor, money out the door!" I hate it when people put their expensive designer purses on the floor and I think Laura Schlesinger's idea that a purse on the table means a woman is unhappy! Where does she get those strange ideas?
She sure makes me wish I co ...more
One tip if you ever happen to pick up this book:
Just don't expect it to be a personal memoir or some sort of autobiography that would go in depth to the personal life of the author/actor.
Because you would be HUGELY disappointed!
Yes, there's a reason why this book was never promoted or marketed using the words 'memoir' or 'autobiography' because it is NOT.
The blurb and the promotion did not cheat any of us👍
I would rather take this one as some sort of a coffee-table book mixed with a major porti ...more