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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
Categories: Bios & Memoirs, Criminals
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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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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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⭐ 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • l walters
  • 10-07-19

amazing

what a amazing story of a woman who just kept walking and even tho things got tuff she payed the price. and changed her life.

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  • Dawn Barclay
  • 09-30-19

Awe inspiring

Love this woman! Loved the book! Unbelievable to see how far Tiffany has come after such a hard journey.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-03-19

A honest account of desperation- and hope.

I already loved Tiffany long before I listened to her story. Hearing her words- her honesty- just made me love her that much more. While I personally have not struggled with addiction in my life, I have known plenty of people who have. I sincerely hope that Tiffany's personal history- that she tells so beautifully- is the hope that someone may be looking for.

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  • S.samson
  • 07-27-19

amazing

struggled to turn off my phone I wanted to keep listening, honest amazing journey !

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  • LBlanco
  • 06-30-19

Really inspiring. Thank you.

I really think this book can help many people to understand addiction. No one chooses to be an addict. Many of them started taking pain killers from their doctors. Others have an emotional or physical trauma. It is a complex and chronic disease. Please be compassionate and please support the use of Naloxon in your country. It is saving lives and giving them the opportunity to be a full recovery addict with a happy new life. We all deserve a new chance in life.

When they steal, lie, manipulate... it is the brain in "survival mode" because of the withdraw symptoms and the strong pain they are suffering. They are no longer themselves. The brain has been modified due to the chemicals they are using. They can no longer reason or avoid impulsive behavior.

The voice in this audiobook is the voice of a generation struggling with opioids addiction, overdose and death. We are losing our kids, family members and friends. That's why it is so important to be brave and tell these stories regarding of the stigma around addiction. This will help other families that feel hopeless and lost.

THANK YOU Tiffany. You have been very brave writting this book.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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!