Miss W Reviews No Rules by Sharon Dukett for Suzy Approved Book Tours!
About the Book:
Release Date: June 2, 2020
It’s 1971 in Connecticut, and sixteen-year-old Sharon’s parents think that, because she’s a girl, she should become a clerical office worker after high school and live at home until she marries and has a family. But Sharon wants to join the hippies and be part of the changing society, so she leaves home and heads to California.
Upon arriving in California, Sharon is thrown into an adult world for which she is unprepared, and she embarks on a precarious journey amid the 1970s counterculture. On her various adventures across the country and while living on a commune, with friends and lovers filtering in and out of her life, she realizes she must learn quickly in order to survive—as well as figure out a way to reconcile her developing spirituality with her Catholic upbringing.
In this colorful memoir, Sharon reflects upon the changes that reshaped her during the 1970s women’s movement, and how they have transformed society’s expectations for girls and women today—and, through it all, shares moments of triumph, joy, love, and awakening.
Miss W’s Review:
No Rules by Sharon Dukett is an incredible memoir. The setting is in Connecticut (where I grew up ) and is set in the early 1970’s . There are alternating timelines between the 70’s and to the future.
Sharon explores the Hippie lifestyle .
At times, I forgot I was reading a memoir and this was a testament to the author’s excellent writing.
It was really interesting reading not only Sharon’s experience but also the time period she wrote about.
I recommend this poignant memoir.
About the Author:
Sharon Dukett has been a computer programmer, deputy director in state government, cocktail waitress, and project manager (PMP certified), and she has designed and embroidered handmade clothing. She travels extensively using loyalty points and avoiding tourist traps. When she is home, she and her husband live in central Connecticut in a house he built that overlooks the Connecticut River–the house where they raised their family. When not writing or blogging, she is reading, skiing, biking, golfing, spending time with family and friends, creating clutter, and committing to more activities than she probably should. She loves reading memoir from a variety of backgrounds–to learn how others feel, experience life, and deal with their struggles. No Rules is her debut memoir. https://sharondukett.com/
Until the next chapter,