Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “No Rules: A Memoir” by Sharon Dukett, She Writes Press, July 6, 2020, for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Sharon Dukett has written an intriguing, entertaining, and adventurous memoir “No Rules: A Memoir”. The timeline is around 1971 in Connecticut, when Sharon is 16 years old, and become disappointed and frustrated. The memoir goes to the past and future when it pertains to Sharon’s experiences and memories. At times this almost reads like a novel that is fiction.
In 1971, Sharon’s parents believe that boys should go to college and it isn’t necessary to spend the money for girls to be able to go to college because their goals should be to get married and have children. Sharon’s older sister was able to leave their family home, and Sharon is determined to investigate and explore the world. She is interested in ‘hippies” and their views on different aspects of life. She leaves for California, and hitch-hikes and partakes in many of the cultural activities.
Sharon starts to realize that this life is difficult and that in order to survive, you have to be more careful. This is a unique insight into the early women’s movement and the dangers and freedom of doing what you want to do. I would recommend this thought-provoking memoir.