Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon

Hey, y’all, I’m reading books by women and about women in March to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. I’ve read some heavy books so far this month – Educated, Know My Name, and Notorious RBG – and I wanted something light, fun, and just a tad bit educational. Whiskey in a Teacup hit the spot.

I’m not a “y’all” kinda gal, but Reese is. I listened to this book on audio (it was free for Audible subscriptions), and the best part was hearing Reese read it aloud. It is full of Southern Belle wisdom and charm, with a dose of “girl power” and “you go girl” that matches perfectly with Reese’s Hollywood projects bringing us more movies and tv shows about real women.

Some of her advice includes:

“A lot of key moments in life are like that: You can be nervous as all get out. Just drink a beer and do it anyway.”

“We always say in the South that good manners are a kind of passport. If you have good manners, you can go everywhere and people are glad to have you around.”

“If it’s not moving, monogram it.”

There are also some serious, educational moments. Did you know that the suffragettes marching for the right to vote all wore red lipstick so that they could stand in solidarity together? Of this, Reese said that “it’s a reminder that we don’t have to diminish ourselves as women to be seen as strong.”

If you’re looking for a light, fun, short audiobook about Southern women and charm, I recommend giving Whiskey in a Teacup a try. Especially if you’re a Reese Witherspoon fan! Have fun y’all!!

Discussion Questions:

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, I am reading books by women and about women. What are you doing to celebrate?

Reese Witherspoon has a Book Club and she has recommended books such as The Jetsetters, Where the Crawdads Sing, Daisy Jones and the Six, and Such a Fun Age. All her recommendations are by women authors. Have you read any Reese’s Book Club recommendations? If so, what did you think about the book?

What other books have you read that really made you think about people who are different from you?

Published by It's A Wonderful Book

I am a lawyer, wife, mom, dachshund-lover, and avid book-reader. I read to learn about new people and places so that I can grow and adapt to our ever-changing world. Please join me on this journey!

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