“It’s the Eat, Pray, Love of the wine world.” – Wine Enthusiast
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.
This book is for women who have lost hope in the perfect man.
This book is for all the ladies who want to steer a different course.
This book is for survivors of college romance, divorce and the wine cooler era.
This book is for anyone who has struggled with dating judgment and sexual boundaries.
This book will show you the intoxicating power of learning to love yourself, embracing your baggage and never giving up on your dreams.
“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, CSW, wine & spirits editor, D Magazine / SideDish
“A tantalizing true story of misadventure and passion to discover the quality benchmark in men, drinks and life.” – Madeline Puckette, author of WINE FOLLY
“…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
Lisa M. Mattson is an award-winning blogger, wine marketing expert and former magazine editor. She resides in Sonoma County, California, with her husband and their Champagne-centric wine collection.