A fun fact about me is when I feel like life is out of control or I’m in a slump of really struggling with depression I like to turn to Lifestyle things. This could mean watching youtube videos of young twentysomethings walk me through their day as they blend smoothies and meditate or reading blog posts about how to organize your shower caddy. Reading this book kind of inspired those same feelings for me. I felt a bit like I was being productive just by reading about her productivity and that if I just read enough recipes a floral apron would show up and wrap itself around me like a hug and I would glide through life with the same humor and ease that she depicts.
Spoiler alert: This did not happen, but I did get some cool hosting ideas and in Ms. Witherspoon’s defense that’s all she was really offering me to begin with.
Whiskey in a Teacup is a frothy, nostalgic, breezy read through Reese’s memories which present a rose colored look at growing up in the South. It was a quick read, partially due to the photo inserts and recipes that take up some space. Her anecdotes were charming to an almost otherworldly level. It was kind of like reading a biopic for Target commercial characters if the Target was in the South and nobody needed to save 5% off anything because they were millionaire celebrities.
10/10 would read again in a depressive slump.