Author Sasha Shakita Samson’s journey wasn’t paved with silver or gold or love and self-respect. Instead, it was filled with sex, drugs, violence, and murder. In Low End or No End, she shares her life story, one that presented a roller coaster of both ups and downs.
In this memoir, she tells how she was born addicted to crack, her mother a drug addict. Although her mother tried to better herself and her family by moving from the west side of Chicago to the south side to give her kids a better life, drugs were her downfall. Samson and her brother, Julio, who was later murdered, were subjected to violence, poverty, homelessness, and hunger.
Low End or No End narrates how these misfortunes impacted her life and how her faith and trust in God helped her withdraw from a life of drugs, promiscuous sex, and bad relationships. The experiences taught Samson who she was and her purpose in life and how to believe in love, her faith, her family, and her existence.