The Exes in My Glass {a dating memoir‪}‬

How I Refined My Taste in Men & Alcohol

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    • $7.99
    • $7.99

Publisher Description

If you love dating and divorce memoirs by women that make you laugh, cry and reach for a glass, get ready to drink up! Your purchase also helps feed victims of crisis facing food insecurity, with proceeds benefiting Sonoma Family Meal.

“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.

A dating and divorce memoir popular with wine lovers, 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 dating romance stories are about much more than a wine girl 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.


This litany of dating disasters is many great laughs and lessons poured into one. It’s a dating romance. It's a divorce memoir. It’s a series of boyfriend diaries with wine spritzed on top. It's one of those books that every woman should read in her 20s or 30s.

Here's what a few critics had to say. This memoir has a five-star rating overall on Amazon, too.

“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

"A tantalizing true story of misadventure and passion to discover the quality benchmark in men, drinks and life." — Madeline Puckette, author of WINE FOLLY

“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

“…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

March 1
Lisa M Mattson

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