About The Book:
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.
At 16, Sharon has had enough. She is not cut out to be what her parents expect her to be. So, she leaves and heads out to California. California is not exactly what she thought it would be. And she has to make some drastic decisions and drastic mistakes.
This is a story which had me guessing my choices…you mean I could run off and live wild and free. It never occurred to me. I honestly do not see how this author survived. I love that she took her experiences and made herself so much better. It is just not in my DNA not to plan. I am envious of her ability to just roll with it! And believe me…Sharon rolled with everything! I totally understand why she left her home and it worked out for her in the end. But I could not help but feel sorry for her parents. They tried their best. But Sharon had to make her own way. And she did a great job!
This is a unique coming of age memoir not to be missed. It is full of sex, drugs and rock and roll! GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!
I received this audiobook for a honest review.
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/