Reckless Years: A Diary Of Love And Madness

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Reckless Years is a hair-raising, lyrical, page-turning account of Heather Chaplin's ride into adulthood. It's also an instant classic.”
Darin Strauss, author of HALF A LIFE: A Memoir

“Shocking, searingly honest, disturbing, brilliantly written. Reading this memoir is like being in a car speeding into an explosion and miraculously coming out the other side. Thank God. It would be awful if a writer this talented hadn’t made it.”
—Delia Ephron, author of SIRACUSA

"Reckless Years is a stunningly forensic account of the end of a marriage and its aftermath, which combines the honesty of memoir with the urgency of good fiction and a dry wit that, for all the darkness of the story, makes Chaplin a joy to spend time with."
—Emma Brockes, author of SHE LEFT ME THE GUN


  • Reckless Years 01 open

    Duration: 30s
  • Reckless Years 02 Prologue

    Duration: 01min
  • Reckless Years 03 Book One A

    Duration: 50min
  • Reckless Years 04 Book One B

    Duration: 54min
  • Reckless Years 05 Book Two

    Duration: 01h17min
  • Reckless Years 06 Book Three

    Duration: 01h01min
  • Reckless Years 07 Book Four

    Duration: 01h10min
  • Reckless Years 08 Book Five A

    Duration: 54min
  • Reckless Years 09 Book Five B

    Duration: 47min
  • Reckless Years 10 Book Six A

    Duration: 52min
  • Reckless Years 11 Book Six B

    Duration: 38min
  • Reckless Years 12 Epilogue

    Duration: 02min
  • Reckless Years 13 Acknowledgements

    Duration: 01min
  • Reckless Years 14 close

    Duration: 43s