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.
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Just what I needed!
As a fairly new follower of Tiffany, I wasn’t fully aware of her story. Tiffany’s story is so well written. She leaves out little detail, and I loved that I was able to listen to her read aloud.
As the daughter of a drug and alcohol addicted parent, I have always had many questions about manipulation, lies, and patterns of behavior. While listening to Tiffany recite her own personal thoughts while explaining her behaviors during her deepest times, I had many “aha” moments, and left feeling more informed about my own father. Tiffany is an absolute light in our world, and her ability to discuss her own downfalls makes her so much more personable. Thank you, Tiffany, for baring you’re soul, and the deep, dark secrets that would probably be easier left unsaid. You make me want to be your friend, and I am inspired by you.
This is a must read for anyone who is and addict, loves and addict, or knows an addict; which is all of us.
I loved this book. But, I am not an addict. I do not recommend any person just getting clean to read this book as it has way too many triggers for the weaker individual. Detailed euphoria over and over about when she’d get High. Details of how, when and where she got high. Other than that, great story.
I listened to the first 40 chapters in one day. Couldn’t stop listening, it’s such a great story. Tiffany is so inspiring and she has such a special way of writing that makes you feel like you’re right there with her. 10/10 would recommend