Oct 242018
 

Whiskey in a Teacup

Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
Narrated by Reese Witherspoon
Listening Length: 2 hours and 50 minutes
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Release Date: September 18, 201

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?

Thoughts
I had seen this book posted about by a few bloggers and since I’ve been a Witherspoon fan for many years, I decided to get a copy.

I enjoyed getting to know Reese as she is in her personal life. She talks a lot about her grandmother Dorothea and the love she feels for her is apparent. She also talks some about her husband and kids, and it all was very interesting.

Reese tells us how she uses hot rollers for her hair, her family traditions, decorating for holidays, how she loves throwing parties, about food, and more, and I learned quite a few things about her.

Her narration is easy to listen to, and a few times she was very funny. I enjoyed listening to this book very much.

Counts toward the following challenges:

Audiobook
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  20 Responses to “Audiobook Review:
Whiskey In A Teacup by Reese Witherspoon”

  1. I’d give this a listen and its not very long. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I read this in print and enjoyed it too.

  3. This sounds like a good one. I like that she narrates the audio.

  4. I didn’t realize this one was short. I may have to pick it up. It sounds fun.

  5. Sounds entertaining. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I have been seeing this book pop up on Goodreads and blogs, happy to know it was an enjoyable book. I have to get it from the library based on your review. I like Reese.

  7. Hi Vicki! Thanks for stopping by my Ocala blog and for your kind comment. My health is improving but it’s a long haul and lots of set backs so I may not be blogging every day but I’ll blog every day I can. Hope that all is well with you and your family.

  8. Memoirs narrated by their author are my favorite type of audiobook! It makes them feel more personal and I think it gives a better idea of what the author was trying to say when you can hear the tone they use to say it 🙂

  9. Hope u r enjoying In Pieces; I’m about 3/4 through with the print version — very good. I’ve been reading a few others as well.

  10. I never thought of listening to this one but I get it was good. She is a good storyteller. I have it on my Kindle! I really like her Hello Sunshine book club which sparked a new found love of all things Reese.

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