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High Achiever - Tiffany Jenkins

High Achiever

By Tiffany Jenkins

  • Release Date: 2019-06-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 1,294 Ratings


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.


  • I enjoyed this book.

    By MS923
    I have never used hard drugs but coming from a family of addicts I felt this book gave me some insight into “their world”. I appreciate the story, the honesty, and the mental strength I’m sure it took to write this book.
  • Just read it

    By KND811
    It is captivating, mind-blowing & inspiring. So proud of Tiffany Jenkins. What an overcomer!
  • High achiever

    By LizAG2020
    Love her on social media and thought I would try the book. I could not put it down and read it in 3 days.
  • Worth the read

    By Steph_the_mess
    Loved it! What an amazing story of an amazing woman and her journey to a better place. Definitely pulled at my heart strings
  • The realest of the real

    By megjean2020
    This is the realest book about addiction I’ve ever laid my eyes on. It had me in tears in some parts, and laughing in others. It’s crazy to imagine she’s come as far as she has. It’s definitely worth the read!!
  • Incredible book

    By SullyFlash
    I couldn’t put this book down once I started reading it. Tiffany has such a way with words. What a beautiful journey she retells!
  • More please!

    By adesmond
    Tiffany is hilarious and relatable and after devouring her story I started following her on Instagram for more daily doses of her. So glad she wrote this, so glad I got to read it. It’s just an incredible and uplifting end to a spiral into a very real darkness.
  • High achiever

    By IL11271
    Great book and well written. I have followed Tiffany’s blogs and fell in love with her. As I was reading I felt like I was there with her. To say I am proud of her success is an understatement! Highly recommend
  • Excellent

    By millie46646464
  • Soulcrushingly beautiful

    By Shawnhepburn
    I have never identified with another human being that I’ve never met the way I identified with Tiffany. She has a clever way of drawing your attention and keeping it piqued. Her story is heartbreaking yet the victory in it revived my faith in myself. No one person should go to the depths of hell and back the way that she has, yet I am still inspired. The only thing that makes me sad is that there isn’t more to read. Bravo.