High Achiever - Tiffany Jenkins

High Achiever

By Tiffany Jenkins

  • Release Date: 2019-06-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 189 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

  • Best book

    5
    By seeshell5
    Easy to read fell in love with her story very relatable page turner
  • High Achiever

    5
    By chiabata87
    One hell of a page-turner!!! Incredible story of an incredible woman!
  • The title fits perfectly with all Tiffany’s determination!

    5
    By New fam12
    Speechless... this book is absolutely amazing! I have felt so many emotions during this book because I relate on so many levels. From addiction, suicide, motherhood and on. Tiffany if such an inspiration and I just hope she comes out with more books! Her story is so real and her strong willed and determination is admirable. Definitely by far my favorite book ever!
  • Awesome!

    5
    By lovinshuttetfly19
    This book is honest about addiction and her added humor is fabulous! It gives hope for recovering addicts of any kind! This girl makes me laugh and helps me with my own issues! She is Awesome! I read this book in one day cuz I couldn’t put it down!!!!!
  • Excellent read!

    5
    By Catch09
    What an amazing story! She is an incredibly bright, gifted, courageous, caring and extremely funny woman. Even though I haven’t personally experienced or known someone who struggled with addiction, I am going to recommend this book to everyone I know! I understood what a terrible disease addiction is but the way Tiffany tells her story made me feel like I was there watching her go through everything that happened and I cried and laughed with her. Very powerful!