I had the privilege of attending her book tour for Whiskey in a Teacup. Let’s dramatic for second- it was a life changing experience. The Academy Award winner actress is a class act; and I’m thrilled that I got to experience the release of this book with her.
Whiskey in a Teacup is in essence a love story to Nashville. Although Witherspoon was not born in Nashville, she spent a great deal of her life in the famous musical city. She moved there when she was five, and the majority of her family stills live there. She frequently visits the city, and it is very clear that she has not forgotten her Southern roots.
Whiskey in a Teacup serves as a biography, a how-to book, and an inspirational book. All aspects of the book are intertwined nicely together. It does not feel unorganized or crowded. Just right. For example, during a chapter about friendship, Reese would explain why female friendship are so important and then also include recipes for the perfect brunch party.
This is book that I could see myself flipping through several times because of all the recipes and How-To’s within the pages. It serves many purposes. It is not a book that deserves to sat on the shelf to collect dusk.
Another thing I enjoyed about Whiskey in a Teacup was that it did not feel forced. There are a lot times where you can feel that a person is sort of trying to be depicted a certain way. In this case, that is not true. It truly felt that Reese had this great love for Nashville and the South. It felt authentic.
This book is aesthetically pleasing visually. The pictures are gorgeous. I will admit that the pictures of food did make me kind of hungry, but nevertheless, gorgeous.
Whiskey in a Teacup serves many purposes. It’s about Reese’s family, her childhood, her present. It’s about recipes and how to be a southern lady. But it is also a funny, real, entertaining love story to the South.