New review of the book Good Listen! Excellent student Tiffany Jenkins – I listened to this book on Audible.
Here is my review and thoughts on whether I recommend it …
High Achiever is an incredibly true story about a double life addict. Written by Tiffany Jenkins.
Summary via Amazon: “When it became known that Tiffany Jenkins was refusing opiates on the prison cell floor, people in her city were shocked. Not because of the twenty felonies she committed, or because of the nature of her crimes, or even because she was a captain of a cheerleading support group in high school a few years ago, but because her boyfriend was Sheriff’s deputy and his friends. Their friends are the ones who arrested her.
An unprocessed and tortuous page turning memoir that reads fiction, High Achiever covers Tiffany's life as an active opioid addict, her 120 days in prison in Florida, where each officer despised what she did with her brother in blue, and her eventual recovery, With immense urgency and unwavering honesty, Jenkins takes you under the control of the addiction and the desperate decisions that it generates. She is a born storyteller who lived an incredible story, from blackmailing an ex-boyfriend to a heartbreaking deal with a drug dealer, and her stories are filled with tension and unexpected wit. But the real surprise is her path to recovery. Tiffany overcomes stigma and silence in order to give hope and inspiration to anyone who is struggling with the disease – whether they are a loved one or themselves. ”
Awesome Achiever – Good Listen to a Series Book Review
The author is reading this book, which I really love. This is the story of her life, so hearing her telling makes her even more intimate and special. Often authors do not read their own books, even if they are memoirs – I think, largely because it is very difficult.
It is more difficult than it seems to read the entire book aloud and remain clear, energetic and attractive.
Note: I was forced to do 1 of 3 things, and it’s a pity that they are not my job …
- The character of the children's TV show – I am a super enthusiast and I have very "big" gestures. It's funny for real life, but perfect for a kids show.
- Audio Book Reader (is it a storyteller?) – I can read and enjoy reading aloud, projecting my voice as if I have an audience, and I try to make sure that people from behind are listening to me (even when I'm alone), I a lot of energy, I can take direction …
- * The third thing is a secret – for now, at least.
The narrator did a great job.
The only character you really recognize is Tiffany, and rightly so, because that's her story. But her main relationship is with her boyfriend and her father, but you really won't recognize them. I'm definitely curious how her boyfriend is all or her ex-boyfriend and her relationship with her sister.
I wonder how, why, and when she first started using drugs. She begins the story in prison and talks to the therapist a lot, but we never understand how all this began to lead to her addiction.
She begins the story in prison and tells us about the various situations and memories that brought her there. But I wanted to go back further.
I want to know, well, why didn't it work the first time? Why did you even need to go for rehabilitation? How you started writing emails, how they turned from entertaining to a similar addiction.
She seems to be telling this story to a therapist, and then two interactions flare up in her life when she first finds drugs selling drugs. So it would be a really good movie, but you would still like to know how this person ended up in this place.
It is well written and interesting. I am sure that she had many stories from prison and from dealing with drug dealers, but I can tell only a few of them. I think she has a good mix of random and key events.
Yes, I recommend it.
It is interesting and easy to read (or listen if you use Audible). I listened to this a few days later and wanted more stories about when she was addicted and in prison – so I think more books are a good sign!
You can buy high achiever –
on Amazon, Kindle, Audible, or your local book seller.
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