High Achiever

The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life
Narrated by: Tiffany Jenkins
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
5 out of 5 stars (7,039 ratings)

Audible Premium Plus

$14.95 a month

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $28.00

Buy for $28.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

NATIONAL BEST SELLER

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

What listeners say about High Achiever

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6,094
  • 4 Stars
    593
  • 3 Stars
    214
  • 2 Stars
    77
  • 1 Stars
    61
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5,667
  • 4 Stars
    451
  • 3 Stars
    136
  • 2 Stars
    53
  • 1 Stars
    54
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5,499
  • 4 Stars
    497
  • 3 Stars
    198
  • 2 Stars
    72
  • 1 Stars
    67

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

⭐ 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!

15 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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!

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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!

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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!!!

19 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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!!!

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Truley an incredible story.

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

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

It’s ok

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

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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!

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

8 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J. Benson
  • J. Benson
  • 06-21-20

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.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Francesca b.
  • Francesca b.
  • 08-24-20

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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kaylie
  • Kaylie
  • 08-09-20

😍Amazing book highly recomend

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amie Thompson
  • Amie Thompson
  • 08-02-20

Amazing.

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nicky
  • Nicky
  • 07-20-20

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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Miss A A Bowers
  • Miss A A Bowers
  • 07-04-20

Gripping

Absolutely loved this audiobook from start to finish, I was hooked after the 1st chapter!
Tiffany, the detail & candour of which you told your prior life was nothing short of incredible. The shocking experiences you lived through & things you did are shocking at times, no doubt about it; but the fact you are so honest about the pain & struggle you went through during prison & recovery were so gripping. Congratulations on how far you’ve come & thank you for sharing your experiences, I am sure your words will inspire many others in similar situations you found yourself in. To be honest, despite being happy for Tiffany I gotta say I was so sad when it ended, despite the high note!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sarah Butler
  • Sarah Butler
  • 06-23-20

exceptional

it was refreshing to hear the honesty of the life of an addict. Really enjoyed this book. Definitely recommend.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for T Arnold
  • T Arnold
  • 05-25-20

Fantastically written and narrated personal story

I highly recommend this book by Tiffany Jenkins aka Juggling the Jenkins. This is a warts and all, truth bomb of a personal story and I loved every minute of her personal recollection and reflection of her journey from ‘there’ to ‘here’. I feel lucky to have never been where this lady has been however, realise how fine a line it is we can walk and how easily our worlds can fall apart given the right circumstances. Kudos to author and narrator for this must read.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-20

A must read.

Simply amazing. This book brought tears, laughter, and inspiration to me. I’m not an addict, but I follow Tiffany Jenkins on social media, and I had to hear her story. I would read again and again.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for claire dwyer
  • claire dwyer
  • 05-10-20

a must read (listen)

Loved it. honesty to the last word. a serious page turning experience. thank you Tiffany

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-19

love this

i have watched Tiffany on Facebook amd hearing the full story is just amazing and so relatable i am not an addict nor have i been ome but the way she tells her story is amazing and gives me hope no matter what is going on there is a light at the end of the tunnel

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kristy Carroll
  • Kristy Carroll
  • 10-19-19

Raw, honest & moving

Wow! What an incredible story!
The way Tiffany tells her story is raw, honest and full of emotion. You can hear how difficult it must be for her, even all these years later. Thank you for being so brave and never giving up x

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-19

Truthfull, amazing, funny and sad all at once

loved it, felt sad when I finishes, so brutally honest about the reality of addiction. Thanks Tiffany

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rebecca
  • Rebecca
  • 06-20-19

Definitely worth a listen

Raw, honest and emotive. The author has such a soothing voice which draws you in from the start.
Well done Tiffany, one of the best audiobooks I’ve ever listened to. Even though I’ve read the book before I was hooked. Download and listen, you won’t be disappointed!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle Wilson
  • Michelle Wilson
  • 08-28-20

Loved this

Definitely recommend this book. So happy that the author was the person who narrated the book.
I want more

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-20

Addiction does not discriminate

As just coming out of my 2nd rehab stint for opiate abuse. Tiffany explains addiction perfectly. Related so close to her story. If you don't understand addiction, and what and why people do this crazy stuff. This is a great insight. Thanks Tiffany, gives me hope.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for sarah george
  • sarah george
  • 07-24-20

amazing book!

first, I have been following tiff for years on social media and love her! when i saw this book for some reason i didnt recognise the name but needed to get this book and it took a few moments to realise who it was when I heard tiff talking. I really felt like I was there in every moment! I laughed, cried and felt the joy as tiff told her amazing story. I've been and I still am a support person for many people in my family and this has helped me understand addiction and has given me hope that one day my family will one day find their way back to the light, back on the path they were ment to be on. Thank you tiffany for sharing your story xx

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-19-20

Amazing story

Fantastic story. I listened to it while I spent time driving between clients for work. I didn't even notice the kilometres passing. I laughed and cried along with her as I listened.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle
  • Michelle
  • 06-05-20

Inspiring

Thank you for sharing your story. It has helped me be a better person and mother.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-20

WOW!

I am actually so sad this is over. I have enjoyed listening to Tiffanys story and what she has been through to het where she is today.