In a Word: The Essential Tool for Finding the Perfect Word
If you're reaching for superlatives but can only come up with, 'Yeah, the match/meal/musical was great' ...If you're recommending a book on your blog or in the college mag and all you can offer is, 'The plot is fantastic' ...If you like hanging out at movie previews and want to bluff your way into the it-crowd ...you need In a Word. In a Word is a multi-tool for anyone who uses language as a tool, from students to bloggers, critics and speech writers. Journalist Mark Broatch has combed thousands of reviews and blog sites to round up a neatly ordered kaleidoscope of synonyms, antonyms, connected terms and useful alternatives to the tired cliches that most of us reach for. In a Word is not a purebred thesaurus - we already have Roget for that. And while Roget is structured merely by alphabet, In a Word is structured by theme. A quick skim through the table of contents will lead you to your goal, whether it's golf terminology, movies with famous car chases, seminal novels of the 1950s, and more. Whatever your needs, In a Word will help you communicate more precisely, impressively and expressively.
Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Non-Illustrated Book 2010.
Mark Broatch was born in the UK and migrated to New Zealand as a child. Since gaining an MA in English he has worked in journalism for more than 20 years, including periods as chief sub-editor for two national magazines and deputy editor for an IT business newsweekly. Mark is currently a senior editor at a national Sunday newspaper. He previously co-wrote a guide to using PCs and the internet called Get the Net: The Internet and e-Mail Made Easy.