I love Reese Witherspoon and her southern charm, so I thought I would read her newest lifestyle book, Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits. While this is a lifestyle book and would be good to display on a coffee table, it didn’t offer enough about her upbringing and didn’t have enough “DIY” to make it a true lifestyle book.
In each section of her book, she gives a short story about her childhood and then gives some “tips” on the topic of that section. Most of her tips were recipes. While the recipes looked delicious, I would have liked to see some other DIY tips. She talked about monogramming in one part of her book and then showed pictures. I liked seeing pictures of her home and her style, but let’s face it, with no job right now, seeing a house full of expensive, monogrammed things didn’t really make me want to go out to William Sonoma or some other expensive homegood store and buy everything for my house.
I would have liked this better as a memoir of short stories of her childhood and growing up in the south rather than a lifestyle book with some short stories thrown in. I loved the stories about her grandmother, Dorthea and would have liked to read a book about what her grandmother taught her.
Reese’s book was a fun, short read, but I would either add more DIYs and less recipes or make it a memoir instead.