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Reese Witherspoon announces new southern lifestyle book

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Reese Witherspoon is expanding her talents into the publishing world. The Academy Award winning actress announced Thursday she is writing a “southern influence lifestyle book.” The book, published by Touchstone, will contain photographs and “personal essays about the people and places that influenced her.”

The actress expressed her excitement in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be writing my first book with Touchstone,” Witherspoon said. “It’s a unique opportunity for me to share funny anecdotes about my Southern upbringing and give people a glimpse into my idea of Southern living.”

“We are overjoyed to publish Reese Witherspoon,” said Susan Moldow, Publisher of Touchstone Susan. “Her ability to marshal the resources of social media and traditional media, while staying true to the most appealing aspects of her Southern upbringing, is inspiring.”

Witherspoon already has a southern-inspired lifestyle brand called Draper James, named after her grandparents Dorthea Draper and James Witherspoon with stores in Nashville and Dallas. 

The book is expected out in 2018.