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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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Brilliant in depth back story of one woman's fight

I'll start with thanking you Tiff for being so open with readers. I would suggest this to anyone either fighting addiction or dealing with someone close who's an addict. tiff you had a hard road, but thankfully you found the help you needed, and accepted it. ive personally never had addiction issues, but have helped many friends with their fight. you bared it all, and I enjoyed that you didn't hold back. if your story could help just one person to know it's not the end, and that they can overcome this monster then you have achieved more than most. I hope that those you hurt hear this, and in their own way can forgive you. I don't even know you, and I'm very proud of you. I sometimes catch your live chats, and always think we would be great friends. you're book is the first audio book I listened to, and finished. most tend to bore me. so well done on that as well lol. enjoy your life as you are.

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Couldn't put it down¡!

I have been wanting to read this for ages!! So glad I ended up with the audible version! I felt like I was in the room with Tiffany and COULD NOT stop listening to it! she had my attention from chapter 1!!! Brilliant!!

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Excellent book

I have listened to a lot of addiction/ recovery books lately and I have to say this is by far my favourite. It gives an honest and realistic account of where addiction can take you and I really like the way the author told the story , I was just willing her on right throughout the book . I would definitely recommend this book , it is excellent !

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I was not expecting this. This book had me right there with Tiffany the whole way. I lived every heartbreaking, jaw dropping moment through her eyes. Read this incredible book about this incredible woman.

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  • 06-11-20

inspirational

makes me appreciate her so much more as a person after hearing her story

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loved the narrator and the way the story is written!! need 15 words so I'm just typing ndjdbsmsbsql hdbdhs hsjakqkab

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Amazing.

I love every minute of your book! You are a true inspiration, wonderful read. Would have loved to known more how you met you husband but that’s another story! But you are a truly strong women.

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😍Amazing book highly recomend

really Inspiraring and empowering. so honest i finished in 2 days. thank you Tiffany. x

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Amazing.

An unbelievable story yet truly inspiring. Heartbreakingly sad and totally beautiful all the same. Well done Tiffany!

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Amazing from start to finish.

I listened and finished this book in a day.I never read books which is sad so thought I would give Audible a try and I really enjoyed it.I had it on any chance I got as was always eager to get to the next bit of story where I had left off. Tiffany has a very nice voice and just tells her story fabulously, I was thinking how it would make a great movie. Well done to Tiffany for turning her life around and being a huge entertainer on social media, the videos are brilliant and very enjoyable to watch.,Anyone who makes another human smile and laugh while coping with their own demons is very special indeed. I highly recommend this book.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gainz
  • 03-09-19

It’s ok

It’s ok, get tired of how selfish the main character is and dramatic. It’s just ok.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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