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Blogger, author, and recovering addict Tiffany Jenkins speaks at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 19

Blogger, author, and recovering addict Tiffany Jenkins speaks at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 19
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From a press release:

Tiffany Jenkins is a wife, mother, author, content creator, and recovering addict. Best known for her blog, Juggling the Jenkins, and hilarious viral Facebook videos, Jenkins speaks shamelessly, openly, and honestly about her past and addiction, as well as her struggles with depression and anxiety.

She will appear live at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, June 19 at 8 p.m. as part of a tour called “This Show Is Awkward AF.”

Tiffany Jenkins’ relatability has contributed to her rapidly growing fan base, with 2.4 million followers on social media and over 200 million video views to date, proving that her honesty and wit is quickly propelling her beyond a viral sensation to a true inspiration for women and men alike.

The new edition of her book, “High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life,” will be released on June 18. The synopsis reads:

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 27 felonies she’d committed, or the nature of her crimes, or that she’d been captain of the high school cheerleading squad just a few years prior, but because her boyfriend was a sheriff deputy, 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 – and finally into the messy, beautiful light of recovery. The harrowing events that led to her arrest – from an ex-boyfriend’s blackmail to a soul-shattering deal with a drug dealer – are suffused with suspense and surprising humor. And her eventual recovery – after a few suicide attempts, cavity searches, pillow fights, and love affairs in prison – offers inspiration to anyone struggling with addiction.

An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict, “High Achiever” is a memoir of captivating urgency that puts a human face on the opioid crisis – and offers hope to anyone impacted by it.

Her story of hope has had such an overwhelming response that she is ready to tackle her next life goal – traveling the globe, meeting her supporters and making as many people laugh as possible.

“Tiffany Jenkins: This Show Is Awkward AF” is an opportunity for her supporters to spend some quality time with Tiffany as she shares stories not previously covered in her book and blog, as well as hang out and answer audience questions in a candid evening full of humor, compassion, and friends.

Be among the first to receive the newest edition of her book with exclusive signed book packages available at the Kirby Center.

Tickets, which are $35, $45, $55 (VIP), and $85 (VIP with photo op), plus fees, go on sale this Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, April 17 at 10 a.m.

A limited number of VIP meet and greet packages are available. The package includes a signed copy of the latest edition of “High Achiever,” a premium seat, and a pre-show photo opportunity. The photo opportunity happens two and a half hours before the show start time.

A limited number of exclusive book packages paired with a premium seat are also available. The package includes premium seating and a signed copy of “High Achiever;” this does not included a meet and greet.

This show is presented by Mills Entertainment, a leading producer and promoter of branded live entertainment. Mills collaborates with top brands and personalities to develop, market, and produce live events throughout the United States and worldwide. Current projects include “Theresa Caputo Live,” “Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle Again,” “Cesar Millan Live,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live,” and “Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future.”