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ISBN-13: 9780446370295
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 126,446
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.60(d)

About the Author

J.I. Rodale is the founder of Rodale Press, Inc. His visionary that healthy soil is directly related to healthy people was orginally controversial, but has proven to be a truly timeless philosophy.

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The Synonym Finder 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
WestSong More than 1 year ago
Who'd have thought that Rodale, the natural foods guru, would publish the most user-friendly thesaurus ever? Amazing but true. This was recommended to me by a writer's group, and became a prime resource during my 16 years of writing and editing an alumni magazine. Rodale is much easier to use than a Roget-style thesaurus. It is my gift of choice to college-bound teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the Synonym Finder for an English teacher friend, because I cannot live without it. I am a teacher and a writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My wife and I have separate home offices. I have the synonym finder next to my workstation and use it often. Frankly, it helps me find the exact word that conveys the meaning I really want. Now that my wife is doing projects that also require her to choose words carefully, I often find that I must go to her office to retrieve the book. She has tried the logic that since she 'needs' it more than I do, why not just leave it in her office? I think you already know what she's getting for Christmas.
khrysso on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is the one most indispensable reference book for me as a writer, aside from my dictionary. It's more complete than any thesaurus. I would be lost, nay, desolate without it.
Chris_Murphy on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This brawny reference of correlative convolutions (without all of the reciprocative stalemates of garden-variety thesauri) can vamp up any mythmaker's most pedantical wisp of print. This elephantine index could out-Herod itself only by metathesizing its database into electronic format. In other words, it's a big thick stick writers should carry only while walking softly.
bookcrazed on LibraryThing 9 months ago
I love this book. If I can't find a word in this one, my writing needs some serious reframing. Maybe I need to take a hot bath with lavender oil and spend the afternoon at the zoo.
nocturnish on LibraryThing 9 months ago
I was a staunch Roget's fan until I used this thesaurus; I find it more comprehensive and easier to use, without the annoyance of having to flip to the back of the book for the "theme" synonyms. Roget's is still my backup, but this is definitely the one I reach for first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
being a "carbon based life form", i like touching a book and being able to flip back and forth so this reference is awesome. It offers so much more than a thesaurus it has been on my bookshelf for 15 years. Wish they would do a new edition with a few more words that have come into regular use but regardless, most of the content is timeless. I give copies of the book to new leaders to help them improve their writing and it works.
Dwightseabreez More than 1 year ago
This synonym finder is the coolest word man tool out there,,you can take it along with you, find a quiet spot and just start in and discover words of other feeling and words requipt,words resemble walking sticks, plant them and thay'll grow, watch them waver so. Highly recommend . : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Essential resource for those of us who like to write but get our words from a book we can hold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to replace one that I have had for 30 years. It was falling apart and ragged and had been used for Crossword Puzzles. Though I do not need it as much as I once did, I HAD to have a new one. I also use it when writing business letters. Great Book!
slovakjoe More than 1 year ago
It is a treat to look up crossword synonyms
Guest More than 1 year ago
This dictionary is a very good tool for me as an English translator. I turn to it each time I want to be accurate and to convey the shade of meaning I want to. This is the only dictionary, I have a lot of dictionaries, that assists me in every difficult situation in my daily work. It is like a deep well whose clear water never ends.