In order to grab attention in a world of sensory overload, most terms of acclaim are exaggerations. For anyone struggling to describe ordinary things or experiences in ways that will do them justice, Plotnik shows with gusto, the ways you and I might say 'super' in this unique thesaurus of praise and acclaim. He demonstrates how to find the perfect alternative to worn out phrases that are used too often.
The English language has thousands of words to praise but `cool', `good' and `great' have become our default choices. In Better Than Great Arthur Plotkin adds fresh and engaging new words to our vocabulary of praise. Sorted by category for easy use, do you need a way to express the physically affecting or joy giving? Do you want to describe someone's beauty but bootylicious just doesn't seem right? It is the must-have reference for anyone seeking to rise above tired phrases when quality matters. Critics, journalists, novelists, public speakers, sales reps, marketers, blog-gers, Twitterers-any writer across the digital and literary spectrum-will all find ways to recharge their acclamatory powers and the perfect alternatives to those worn-out phrases that are used too often.