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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
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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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A must read!!!

This will forever be one of my favourite books now. Everyone should listen to this story and learn to be a more compassionate human being

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Absolutely amazing!!

I actually bought this book from Amazon and when I saw it on Audible I had totally forgot that I had the hard copy at home! Anyhow I ended up listening to the whole book in about a day in a half! It would’ve been a lot faster but I had to work haha!! I am so happy that Tiffany was the narrator, it made it so much better! She’s absolutely hilarious!!
I’m a recovering addict and have been clean for 26 months, so I know exactly what Tiffany was talking about and felt!!
So amazing and truly inspiring!!
I would recommend this to anyone from addicts, family of an addict or just anyone that wants to read an inspiring 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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Addicted to misery

Quite a remarkable, often frightening, story! We often hear of stories of Victims of addicts, family members, husbands, wives,, seldom hear about how addicts think, what creates the hell they create for themselves and others. Having survived a decade long relationship with an addict who lived the double life the author experienced, it was an eye opener to listen from the addict’s point of view. I felt compassion, more understanding than I had before. Definitely a worthwhile listen.

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Wonderfully entertaining and raw.

The order of the story takes the reader on a journey where you really feel there with her, the pace is excellent so it was hard to stop listening.
My sincere appreciation to Tiffany for sharing so openly such personal experiences! It was nice to hear directly from Tiffany as the reader, the listener can feel your inflection and tone, adding layers to the text. Compassion, curiosity, and laughter were my most frequent responses throughout.
Trigger warning to those who struggle with opioid addiction and needle drugs.

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excellent!<br />

excellent rwal & raw account of addiction from an addicts point of view. Unapologetic and real. Recommend for anyone strugglying to understand addiction without being an addict and for addicts looking for hope of recovery

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-21

Amazing!!!

A must for anyone who is/was an addict or knows and loves someone who is/was an addict!
You will laugh, you will cry, you will be shocked and amazed! By far the best book I've listened to in a long time!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • jessica gutierrez
  • 2019-06-21

shocking and inspiring

this book helped me understand a little more about the mind of an addict. it was an eye opening experience.

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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