Whiskey in a Teacup hits shelves in September.
As evidenced by our reading lists and Instagram habits, it's clear that there are more than a few diehard Reese Witherspoon fans here at Southern Living HQ. Witherspoon always makes time to celebrate the best parts of life in the South, which is one reason we’re counting down the days until September, when her first book, Whiskey in a Teacup, is released. While we already know what great taste Witherspoon has in books (thanks to the reading recommendations offered by Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine), we’ve also seen an early copy of Whiskey in a Teacup here at Southern Living, and we know you’re going to love it as much as we do.
The full title of the book is Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits, and it explores the ways in which Witherspoon keeps Southern traditions alive in her life—from making her grandmother’s recipes and throwing holiday parties to doing her hair and decorating her home. It’s a glimpse into Witherspoon’s world, her favorite traditions, and her Southern heritage. The book is also filled with classic recipes, memorable essays, and plenty of inspiring ideas for adding a dose of Southern charm to each day, no matter where you are.
The book begins with an introduction honoring Witherspoon’s paternal grandmother, Dorothea Draper Witherspoon, and the impact she had on her granddaughter’s life. Witherspoon writes, “My grandmother Dorothea always said that it was a combination of beauty and strength that made Southern women ‘whiskey in a teacup.’ We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she says, but inside we’re strong and fiery.”
With chapter titles such as “The Magic of Sweet Tea,” “Hot Rollers, Red Lipstick & Steel Magnolias,” and “If It’s Not Moving, Monogram It,” plus recipes including “Dorothea’s Brined-and-Battered Fried Chicken,” “Dorothea’s Sun Tea,” “Vegetable Plate-in-a-Jar,” and “Brother John’s Ribs," we have a feeling this book will be a must-read for Southerners and Southerners-at-heart come fall.
Whiskey in a Teacup will be published on September 18, 2018. You can find it at Amazon, or, if you’d like to purchase the book from a local independent bookstore, check out the book’s listing on Indiebound, a site that will connect you with a nearby indie bookshop where you can place your order.
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Who else is excited about this new book? Let us know if you plan to pre-order or pick it up at your local bookstore when it’s released in September.