Thursday, September 16, 2021

Review of Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon


Read for: Audiobook

Synopsis: "Listening length: approximately 3 hours

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 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 this audiobook, 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?"

My Review: I have had this book sitting in my audible account for a while now, and one of the library's reading challenges for the summer was to read a non-fiction, so here we are. I would really recommend the audio book, listening to Reese narrate the story just added to that southern charm this book exudes. While I was hoping for a bit more, it was a rather short story that really glazes over basic manners. With that said there are a lot of great tips in this book, some playlists, party menus and recipes, many of which I am really looking forward to trying.

My Rating: This definitely felt like a scratching the surface type book but it was still a really enjoyable audio book. I do really want to go back and download the extra content like recipes and playlists.  I give it a rating of Three Paws. 

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