The Exes in My Glass:
How I Refined My Taste in Men & Alcohol

I Wrote A Dating Memoir. Don’t Hold That Against Me.


Synopsis, The Exes in My Glass, A Dating Memoir

Lisa Mattson thought she’d grow up to acquire a taste for cheap beer and guys named Bubba—not spend her weekends cruising through Napa vineyards in a convertible. When she flees the rural Midwest for the big city in her twenties, she struggles with naivety, insecurity and the double standards of dating, falling for a mind-numbing string of ex-boyfriends that hone her palate and guide her destiny. Grab a corkscrew and join Lisa on her not-so-straight-and-narrow road to a fabulous life in wine country where her glass—and her heart—are always full. The witty story of her raucous journey from lust to love and beer to wine will leave you thirsty to uncork your true potential, too.

The Exes in My Glass: How I Refined My Taste in Men & Alcohol takes Lisa from rural Kansas to South Florida’s beaches, the streets of New Orleans and the vineyards of Northern California, from naïve and love-lust while chasing pot-smoking scuba divers, waiters and models, to polished and savvy when pursued by winemakers and pro golfers. These stories of her ex-boyfriends are about much more than a young woman thirsty for worldliness and starving for love. It’s about how someone who had given up on the fairytale found the courage to face her mistakes and take a second chance at living her dreams.

Lisa mattson wine at book signing

Where to Buy, The Exes in My Glass, A Dating Memoir

The best way to purchase my dating memoir, The Exes in My Glass: How I Refined My Taste in Men & Alcohol, is through any of the top online retailers or select brick-and-mortar stores and wine tasting rooms that sell my book in paperback. You can also visit your favorite local bookstore and ask them to order it through the distributor, Ingram. Buying ebooks allows me to give a bigger donation to my charity beneficiary, as there are no printing and shipping costs to absorb. Proceeds benefit Sonoma Family Meal, which provides chef-prepared meals to victims of crisis.

eBooks: Online Retailers


Apple iTunes iBooks

Barnes & Noble


Google Play

Paperbacks: Online Retailers


Barnes & Noble

Paperbacks: Tasting Rooms & Wine Bars

Breathless Wines, Healdsburg

Sigh Champagne Bar, Sonoma

Paperbacks: Bookstores

Arizona ~

Changing Hands, Phoenix

California ~

Copperfield’s, Healdsburg

Copperfield’s, Calistoga

Napa Bookmine, Napa

Florida ~

Books & Books, Coral Gables

Massachusetts ~

Bookworks, Nantucket

Mitchell’s Book Corner, Nantucket

Missouri ~

Changing Hands Book Shoppe, Joplin

North Carolina ~

The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines


Book Praise & Book Reviews

“It’s the Eat, Pray, Love of the wine world.” – Wine Enthusiast

“Like a great wine, this deliciously funny and heartwarming tale brings joy to your soul and a smile to your face.”

— Leslie Sbrocco, author of Wine for Women and host of Check, Please! Bay Area

“Lisa’s tale of life and love is relatable, hilarious and makes me quite thirsty for a great glass.” – Hayley Hamilton, D Magazine

“…a humorous and gritty look at relationships.” — Erin Jimcosky, CRAFT

“I so love it when a book turns out to be 1,000 times better than I thought it would be!” — Traci Wilcox, Traci’s Book Reviews

Find all the latest book reviews on Amazon.

Book Blogger Reviews:

Chick-Lit Plus

Whispering Stories

The Book Self

Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

Traveling Wine Chick

The Daily Meal

More Book Press

The Sipping Point: Lisa Mattson interview

TMJ Channel 4 TV Milwaukee, The Morning Blend: Wine and Books Interview

KTXD 47 TV Dallas, The Broadcast:Hayley Hamilton Cogill and Lisa Mattson

Tasting Panel Magazine: Speed Tasting Report

Wines & Vines: Winery PR veteran releases first novel

Sonoma Magazine: #NotInKansasAnymore

Press Democrat: Some very fine wine books

Napa Register: Love, wine, dreams intersect for three new authors

Napa Register: ‘The Exes in My iPod’ author introduces new novel

D Magazine Side Dish: Q&A With Wine Maven and Author Lisa Mattson

OnMilwaukee.com: Mattson mixes, wine, music and relationships …

Houston Press: Does Your Choice of Wine Describe You as a Person?

Examiner.com: Happy Valentine’s Day to The Exes in My iPod

WEEB 990 Talk Radio: All Things Moore County Straight Talk

Good Life Guy Radio: The Exes in My Glass Interview