High Achiever - Tiffany Jenkins

High Achiever

By Tiffany Jenkins

  • Release Date: 2019-06-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 550 Ratings

Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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 twenty 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 page-turning memoir that reads 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.

Reviews

  • Perfect title and it shows how anyone can suffer from the disease of addiction.

    5
    By Krys5580
    This book is amazing!!!! Beautifully written and beyond inspirational. It had me full on belly laughing and uncontrollably sobbing all on the same page. Could not put it down and finished it in a few hours. Slight depression when I was done, but now that I own it, I can just read it again. This is a book that I will share with anyone I know suffering from addiction, loving someone who is suffering from addiction, and people who don’t understand the disease of addiction, because that’s what it is, a disease. The whole book is great, but this one line stood out for me the most, “....addiction is not how my story is going to end.” Thank you Tiffany Jenkins for sharing your stories and experiences, and thank you to my higher power for having this book enter my life when I it needed it the most.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By Ld191919191
    Hands down the best book I’ve ever read. Read the whole thing in two days.
  • Wow

    5
    By Skyewalker131
    Tiffany was always one of my favorite vloggers, she always knows how to make things relatable with humor but I never had a clue that she had such a dark past. I’ve never dealt with any sort of addiction myself and reading this book has made me understand the mind of someone with addiction so much better. Read it!!
  • Great book

    5
    By Aeplz
    Loved it
  • Page Turner

    5
    By EmojiGamer
    Wow! So good! You will not want to put it down.
  • Phenomenal writing

    5
    By CatMarie11
    I downloaded the sample last night at midnight, purchased it within minutes, put it down and picked it up three or four times until 3:30 am, and devoured the remains in an hour after work today. God was in that bathroom stall, ugh!! Truly amazing.
  • WoW

    5
    By marlsmia
    This book was a page turner, absolutely awesome. As the daughter of an addict with some addictive traits myself this helped me to understand my mom’s journey and how it could have easily been my fate as well.
  • 5 stars

    5
    By kdmenwbjxudmem
    Amazing
  • A MUST READ!!

    5
    By Melissssa1986
    This book is a MUST read for anyone in recovery, active addiction, or family/friend of an addict. Tiffany really puts you into her mind as she retells her story of her past, it really makes you feel as if you are there with her. This book will make you realize how much in common all addicts have, and how much life is worth living! I highly suggest this book! I plan on buying the actual book also! Thank you so much Tiffany for sharing your story!
  • High Achiever

    5
    By chiabata87
    One hell of a page-turner!!! Incredible story of an incredible woman!