Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 7.5 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)

Weight: 2.3 Pounds

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 304

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Entertaining

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Author: Reese Witherspoon

Language: English

Street Date: September 18, 2018
TCIN: 53633957
UPC: 9781501166273
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-4271
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



Includes recipes from the author and her family.



Book Synopsis



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?



Review Quotes



"Whiskey In A Teacup, as the title suggests, is a dose of sweet medicine with a kick, and it's a wonderful guide to entertaining, decorating, and celebrating, in the style of one of the nation's most beloved actresses."-- "Bustle"

"A lavish lifestyle guide and cookbook that's a paean to her native Dixie."-- "USA Today"

"A must-read for Southerners and Southerners-at-heart come fall."-- "Southern Living"

"Actress and book club host Witherspoon pays tribute to her Southern roots in this charming collection of recipes, how-to's, and personal stories... Fried chicken, ribs (in her brother's Tennessee barbecue sauce), and pulled pork sliders with bourbon sauce are highlights among the many enticing dishes... Readers looking to make a foray into Southern cooking and etiquette will find Witherspoon an enthusiastic guide."-- "Publishers Weekly"

"Buy two copies--this will be the go-to hostess gift of the season." -- "Apartment Therapy"

"It is hard not to respond to actor-producer-writer-entrepreneur Witherspoon's southern cooking and lifestyle guide, presented with warmth and no small amount of wit. Many features attract, such as sidebars on everything from valuable tips for hosting to the specifics of hot-rolling hair. Nearly 50 recipes and 8-plus menus will suit almost any celebration, gathering, and occasion... Connecting it all is Witherspoon's very hospitable narrative, sharing stories of growing up, family, and traditions that many will relate to."

-- "Booklist"

"OK, so you can't party with Reese Witherspoon, but you can party like Reese Witherspoon--thanks to this part memoir, part guide to southern living from Elle Woods herself. The gorgeously shot book features tips on entertaining, as well as recipes, beauty hacks, and totally random but necessary lessons like how to catch a frog with your bare hands."-- "Cosmopolitan"

"Peppered with tales from her own Nashville, Tenn., upbringing, Reese Witherspoon's first book features mouthwatering recipes, tried-and-true style tips, and entertaining expertise. Come for the best advice she received from Dolly Parton, and stay for her hot-roller hair tutorial, y'all."-- "InStyle"

"Proud of her Southern heritage, actress Witherspoon, founder of the retail brand Draper James and media company Hello Sunshine, unabashedly spreads the Southern women's ethos of graciousness and hospitality... Her sense of humor and ability to poke fun at herself shine in childhood anecdotes (and photos of her hot-roller technique)... Sure to be popular with Witherspoon's fans, this pleasant book could have wider appeal to anyone interested in modern Southern living and style."-- "Library Journal"

"Reese Witherspoon, resident ray of sunshine, wrote a book that's as charming as she is. In Whiskey in a Teacup she shares everything from how she does her hair to her grandmother Dorothea's best recipes. If you love Reese, you'll love her book."

-- "HelloGiggles"

"You may not have known you needed a charming lifestyle guide from Reese Witherspoon, but, trust us on this one, you do. Out this month, Whiskey in a Teacup is part etiquette primer, part cookbook, and part hot-roller how-to, all told in the actress/producer's sharp, exuberant voice."-- "Marie Claire"

In Whiskey in a Teacup, Reese shares deeply personal stories about her life in the South and offers up her best advice on entertaining and life in general (yes, there's even a detailed description on how to hot roller your hair, Reese Witherspoon style!). It contains nearly 50 recipes, making it the perfect book to buy for yourself, and also a friend."-- "PopSugar"

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Q: Is there a difference between the target exclusive version and the regular version?

submitted by Owl723 - 4 years ago
  • A: I believe the target Exclusive version has an exclusive (extra) chapter and an author letter.

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4.9 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
100% would recommend
17 recommendations

Fun Read

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Sonya - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Enjoyed the book: lessons from the past, the ideas... and the sun tea recipe. Ya'll like it!
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Would my daughter be mad if I kept it instead of giving it to her???

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
KellyP42633 - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Bought this for my daughter...she will be turning 13 in a few weeks and she LOVES Reese and has been wanting this book. I looked through it a little and there are some recipes in there momma will probably have to steal.. she will absolutely LOVE this!!!
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Great read!

5 out of 5 stars
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Ari - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great read! It explores all things southern! Being from the south, I absolutely love this book. It has a little something about everything. From gardening to recipes to baby showers, to monogrammed gifts. Definitely a book that I will read over and over. Great job Reese!
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reese book - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I am a big fan of Reese. I love to lear about people and their culture. I really enjoyed the book.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Donna - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I haven't tried the recipes but her stories are interesting and fun
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5 out of 5 stars
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Victoria - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful book and fun to read. Each chapter is like a little treat. Great as a gift or for yourself.
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OMG you guys!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kay - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
So pretty it stays in my kitchen on display. Reese is a fantastic narrator as always and the recipe for “Mama’s Biscuits” is not to be missed.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Varc - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Awesome book...picked up same day at my local Target. Last minute Christmas gift.
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Great gift

5 out of 5 stars
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Privard - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this! Bought as a gift for my mother who is a huge Reese fan and now I want one too!
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Terry

5 out of 5 stars
Terry - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Thos is a gift for our daughter! What a catchy title- I'm sure it will be a great read.
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5 out of 5 stars
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ddpalmer - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
So excited to get two of these for the price of one! Thanks Target!!!
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My mother loves it

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
SouthernCharm - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
This was a birthday gift for my mother so I haven't actually gotten a chance to read through it yet but she has told me that she loves it! I was born & raised in the south & that is where my parents still live today. My mother is a true example of southern charm!
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5 out of 5 stars
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DKnapp22 - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Normally, I'm not a fan of celebrity cookbooks - they're boring and often the recipes aren't good and not their own. With this one, I was super interested in it because it's more "lifestyle" book than recipe book. It is so amazing! Reese has written a lovely book on southern living, along with recipes and fun stories about her family. It's so good! Buy it for the stories and recipes on the side.
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Beautiful gift

5 out of 5 stars
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Katy - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Purchased 2 copies the day it was released, one for me and one for my mother in law as a "get well" gift. It is so beautiful, and is filled with wonderful recipes, beauty and movie tips, + lots of Southern grace!
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Definitely my cup of whiskey

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jenny D - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Quick ship. I love this book; perfect coffee table book and all things neat and dear to my "southern belle" heart.
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The best!

5 out of 5 stars
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MrsPatel - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is a bundle of joy! So much nostalgia, comfort, and happiness rolled into one! I LOVE it!!
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Simply irresistible!!

5 out of 5 stars
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TiffanyMcNeely - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this book by Reese!! I totally cried! Give as a gift or buy it for yourself! Guaranteed you won't be disappointed!! Especially if you're southern! ❤️
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Fresh Southern Charm

5 out of 5 stars
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Jacksonmh1 - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
What a great hostess gift or for the girl who loves to entertain! I love Reese’s southern charm.
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