Matthew Taylor's Goat LipsGoat Lips, Tales of a Lapsed Englishman

Matthew’s relentless wit and insight is front and center as we bounce between England and the United States, experiencing one hilarious, and sometimes poignant, tale after another—from escaping the clutches of the law to the pain and joy of parenthood, discovering the dangers of real ale and the agony of not being heard, whilst savoring a fiery dessert, the glamour of show business, the awkwardness of nakedness, and the utter wrongness of a Jesus piñata! His ability to question the assumptions of everyday life with a wry grin, tender touch, and a twinkle in his kind eyes makes Matthew’s tales endlessly entertaining.

“Matthew is hilariously nimble with a pen, and he brings
a fresh relatability to his prose. Charming, conversational
and breezy, Goat Lips is a fun romp.”

— Heather Hach Hearne, Screenwriter, Freaky Friday,
Tony nominated Best Book of a Musical, Legally Blonde the Musical

Available from The Tattered Cover, The Boulder Book Store, The Bookbar, and Amazon. Also available as an Ebook.


3 awards

Goat Lips: Tales of a Lapsed Englishman

  • 2015 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) Gold Medalist (Humor)
  • 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist (Humor)
  • 2015 USA Best Book Awards Finalist (Humor)
  • 2015 EVVY Silver Medal (Memoir)
  • 2015 EVVY Bronze Medal (Illustrations and Editing)
  • Amazon Best Seller
  • Starred Blue Ink Review
  • Goat Lips Part I Winner of Me, Myself, and I, essay contest Stories on Stage

Matthew Taylor AwardsOther Pats on the Back

  • 2 x Moth Story Slam Winner
  • Moth Story Slam Host
  • Inducted into the Colorado Improv Hall of Fame. A.C.E Comedy Group (An American, a Canadian, and an Englishman)
  • A.C.E. Comedy Group. Best of Westword
  • Group Fitness Instructor of the Year. Colorado Athletic Club!!!!