Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.
Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.
It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right? (Via Amazon)
To promote her book, she will be going on tour! Dates and locations can be seen on the official website. Her first stop, we are excited to say, is New York! We can’t wait! Is she coming to your city?
She took inspiration from her southern roots to inspire everything from decorating, family traditions, and even how she does her hair. Along with her Southern hospitality tricks and tips, she also includes some of Dorothea’s recipes.
The book is set to hit shelves September 18th of this year and is now available for preorder.
Champion of book adaptations Reese Witherspoon is teaming up with Kerry Washington to topline and executive produce a limited series based on Celeste Ng’s bestseller Little Fires Everywhere, Deadline has revealed. The book was Witherspoon’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine’s September 2017 book pick.
The project came together at ABC Signature, with Hello Sunshine and ABC Signature serving as studio co-production partners on the show. Casual writer Liz Tigelaar will serve as executive producer and showrunner, as well as writing the show. Celeste Ng will act as producer.
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The novel follows two families in early 1990s Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Ng grew up. The Richardsons and the Warrens are brought together by their children, while the town is shaken by a custody battle over an adopted baby. It explores themes of loyalty, race, class, and coming of age.
I am currently reading it and can confirm that it will translate to TV extremely well.
Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies may not have a sequel, but that hasn’t stopped HBO from going forward with a second season of their widely-lauded adaptation of the novel. HBO has just confirmed more actors returning for the second season, including Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, and Zoë Kravitz. This new batch of returning cast members join the previously announced Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and, new to the cast, Meryl Streep.
The second season will pick up where the first left off, meaning—spoilers—Perry’s death will presumably cast a pretty huge shadow. As all of the conspirators do their best to adjust to the new reality they live in, their lives are further complicated by the arrival of Perry’s mother, played by Streep.
Though Moriarty didn’t write a sequel to Big Little Lies, she did come up with the story for the show’s second season. David E. Kelly, who wrote and executive produced the first season, is doing the same this time around. The director of the first season, Jean-Marc Vallée, won’t be returning to the director’s chair, as he’s currently occupied directing a series based on Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects for HBO, which is due out this summer. Andrea Arnold will be taking over for Vallée, helming each episode of the second season.
Laura Dern scored an Emmy and Golden Globe for her performance as Renata Klein in the first season. The series was a critical favorite, having scooped up a ton of Golden Globe and Emmy nods, and winning several. Though Roxane Gay referred to the adaptation as “the Dry Ass TV Adaptation With Bad Music” I disagree with her opinion and would submit that the music is good. In any case, fans should be excited and haters should, I guess, give as few cares as they like.