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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Vlogger Tiffany Jenkins puts a relatable, mom-next-door face on America’s opioid epidemic in High Achiever. Her harrowing tale of addiction tracks her 10-year descent from high school cheerleader to convicted felon. But much like her viral videos about motherhood and sobriety, Jenkins’ book is often hilarious, even at its most painful. Jenkins is unsparingly honest in depicting her plunge into criminality and suicidal depression, but her compassion and warmth always shine through. She shares how rehab, counseling, and a new marriage brought her life out of its horrific tailspin, giving us newfound empathy for the pain of addiction and the struggle of recovery.
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This book is a very good read!! It was hard to put down!! If you’ve ever struggled with addiction you will definitely be able to relate with Tiifany! If you have never struggled with addiction reading this will help you to get a glimpse into what it’s like for an addict that is struggling with addiction! I absolutely loved this book!! Thank you Tiffany for sharing your story and writing this book!!
Very well written and amazing story!
Perfect title and it shows how anyone can suffer from the disease of addiction.
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.