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High Achiever

The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life
Written by: Tiffany Jenkins
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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Definitely recommend!!

Couldn't stop listening, I loved it. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story with the world.

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Amazing!

loved it! What an amazing woman! such an inspiration! This book should be made into a movie!

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Wow!

Amazing!!!! Highly recommend! It is such an inspirational story and she is an inspirational person!

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AMAZING!!!!

Such an empowering book! Tiffany did an amazing job expressing herself so well I felt like I was watching her life play out right before my eyes.

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A must read!

Great book from the viewpoint of a recovering addict. Everyone should read this book. If you are an addict, love an addict, or don't know yet, you should read this book.

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Not bad, not great

Author has a knack for story telling and does a good job voicing other characters. I expected a bit more details about the double life but a lot of it is from the time spent in prison - it was captivating but not why I chose this book. I think growing attached or knowing more about how she and her life was before the drugs, more about the ‘good stuff’ would have sold the ‘double life’ more. Nevertheless, put into perspective how life can easily spiral and was a quick, easy read. I didn’t put down for the day it took me to get through.

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Great perspective

It was easy to listen to and a well told story. I found myself looking forward to my time in the day so I could learn more about her and her story. Highly recommend to anyone looking to get curious and add perspective to their understanding of those struggling with addiction.

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  • rae
  • 2019-11-06

i couldnt stop listening!

it was like an episode of orange is the new black. her story is so endearing and inspiring.

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Amazing

I loved that the author Tiffany actually read the book on this audio book, I get like I was actually involved in her story. This is by far one of the most inspiring books I’ve heard and although I don’t have problems with drug addiction it has opened my eyes to how others I know who struggle with addiction may feel or act ( it helped clarify their acts and thought patterns for me) I definitely have a new understanding to the struggles that a person has to endure when they get trapped in this lifestyle!

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Just, wow!

What a great book! During the struggles of dealing with my cousin of whom I'm very close with, I was looking for something to help me to understand.
This was just such a rollercoaster of emotions.
Tiff really opens her whole world to us, as imperfect as it may have been. She shows all the jagged areas of an addicts life, the struggles and the beauty in the triumph afterwards.
I can't recommend this book enough.
So pure!

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  • Autumn
  • 2019-06-21

⭐ 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
  • 2019-06-21

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
  • 2019-06-21

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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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-06-19

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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  • Bostonterrio
  • 2019-06-21

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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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-06-19

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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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-06-21

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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  • 2019-06-21

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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  • Leanna Larson
  • 2019-06-21

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.
  • 2019-06-19

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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