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High Achiever

The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life
Narrated by: Tiffany Jenkins
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics - a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis.

Raw, brutal, and shocking. Move over, Orange Is the New Black.” (Amy Dresner, author of My Fair Junkie)

When word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was withdrawing from opiates on the floor of a jail cell, people in her town were shocked. Not because of the 20 felonies she’d committed, or the nature of her crimes, or even that she’d been captain of the high school cheerleading squad just a few years earlier, but because her boyfriend was a Deputy Sherriff, and his friends - their friends - were the ones who’d arrested her.

A raw and twisty, pause resisting memoir that sounds like fiction, High Achiever spans Tiffany’s life as an active opioid addict, her 120 days in a Florida jail where every officer despised what she’d done to their brother in blue, and her eventual recovery. With heart-racing urgency and unflinching honesty, Jenkins takes you inside the grips of addiction and the desperate decisions it breeds. She is a born storyteller who lived an incredible story, from blackmail by an ex-boyfriend to a soul-shattering deal with a drug dealer, and her telling brims with suspense and unexpected wit. But the true surprise is her path to recovery. Tiffany breaks through the stigma and silence to offer hope and inspiration to anyone battling the disease - whether it’s a loved one or themselves. 

©2019 Tiffany Jenkins (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Loved it absolutely hooked from start to finish.

Loved it Absolutely Hooked from Start to Finished. I couldn't put the Audible book down I just want to know what was going to happen next? Thanks for being so open about your life.

I love TIFFANY JENKINS and her Facebook page is the Best.

Highly recommended this book and also can't stop telling people to give it a read its not very often I get hooked from a book but this one did. Thanks Antonia. Love you Tiffany and I'm so happy you got your happy ever after with your husband and kids.

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Great story telling

Tiffany is a fantastic story teller i listened to this over two days as so compelling.

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Ok story

The story is ok although I find it disappointing that she jumps between past and present whilst telling her story, instead of writing it chronologically. This lack of chronology makes the book much less involving. Also, I would prefer her to drop, what feels to me like, forced sense of humor. I find it not funny and not very original.

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excellent

listened to it in two days, great message, its never to late to change. one day at a time!

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Oh wow

I’ve seen videos on social media on “juggling with the Jenkins” and I found Tiffany so funny I didn’t realise the past history with her until now

Addiction is not something I’ve been through but listening to the story told by Tiffany my heart hurt, I held back tears, I smiled & I laughed.

Well done on 5 years clean Tiffany, you keep being you and continuing to make us all laugh and smile & making the best out of an old poop situation!!!

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Storytelling at it's best during a rough time

Brilliant, honest, wild, inspirational, brave, are just a few words I would describe this book.

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beautifully narrated in and so honestly written

honest food for thought. it's made me think! thank you for sharing your lifes journey

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Fantastic read

Tiffany I feel as we know each other so well. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. Your an amazing person. Know that. xoxo

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Fantastic book

This book was so well written I felt as though I was right there with her throughout the entire story. What an amazing insight for those of us who have never experienced addiction ourselves.

I listened to this book over a couple of days which is unusual for me. I will definitly recommend this book to others.

Well done Tiffany for everything. Although you may not always feel like it, you are truly inspirational.

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Unbelievable story! Could not stop listening!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Found myself trying to find reasons to drive so I could listen in the car, going to bed early so I could listen in peace etc. The story is breathtaking and keeps the listener engaged at all times. Tiffany narrating the story herself just makes it even better. I really didn't want it to finish. The story has left me feeling proud of a woman I've never even met. Well done Tiffany!

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  • Autumn
  • 21-06-19

⭐ Absolute Best Must Read Book ⭐

This book is a must read for everyone because drugs affect every person's life one way or another and regardless of whether you're someone who is judgemental toward addicts, the parent/spouse/friend of an addict, or if you're going through the daily struggle battling addiction yourself...THIS BOOK IS FOR ALL OF US! It is an amazing page turner and you will laugh, cry and walk away with a better understanding that we are all just human beings that make mistakes but that can overcome them! Thank you for being such a brave inspiration Tiffany Jenkins!

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  • cubed
  • 21-06-19

Amazing!

Tiffany is just perfectly real. Fell in love with her realness in motherhood on Juggling the Jenkins and haven't been able to quit her. Great book, and I loved the she narrated it herself.
Thanks for sharing your story Tiffany!

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  • Kc80
  • 21-06-19

One of the best books I have EVER listened to.

Tiffany is the most amazing human I have ever seen. Her truth and candor is unlike any other. I watch her VLOG and can't get enough of her. She is freaking hilarious!! I want to be her friend. I wish we could hang out. This story is so good I think it should be a movie. The was she describes her story is so detailed I could see it playing through in my head!!!

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  • Bostonterrio
  • 21-06-19

Highly inspirational !

The audio version of this book is incredible! Having the author narrate makes the experience more meaningful. Tiffany has a unique down to earth personality and listening to her tell her story in her own voice was quite moving. While based largely on her substance abuse and the path of destruction it took her on this book is for everyone not just those in recovery. She addresses the life events that prompted her into stepping into the world of alcohol and substance abuse, which include depression and anxiety. The author inspires the reader to get out of their comfort zones and embrace their awkwardness!! I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-06-19

WOW!!!

amazing journey she has been on. full of laughs and tears. I could feel every word in my heart. I laughed with her and cried with her. just wow!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-06-19

Amazing

Tiffany is an amazing, strong, funny, and beautiful person inside and out. Her journey from where she was to now gives hope to any addict. I recommend tgis vook to any addict, or family of a loved one in recovery.

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  • Star
  • 21-06-19

Truley an incredible story.

I finished this in 2 days. so good, I HAD to find out what happened next... powerful and honest.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-06-19

Amazing book!

This book was absolutely amazing and I highly recommend to any addict or a loved one of an addict! I bought this today and couldn’t stop listening to it and finished it today!

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  • lizzie08
  • 21-06-19

Worth it.

Finished in three days. Loved it! Very rare that you find a candid story about addiction like this. Get some perspective. Read it.

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  • Jacqueline M.
  • 19-06-19

Inspiring true story by an incredible survivor!

Loved this book when I read it in paperback and loved it even more told by Tiffany herself! This book is for anyone who needs to hear that they are not alone and needs encouragement to keep going and never give up!
Her balance of complete transparency and relatability is remarkable! This is a story that needed to be told and she did a beautiful job!

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