Verbal Advantage: Ten Easy Steps to a Powerful Vocabulary

Verbal Advantage: Ten Easy Steps to a Powerful Vocabulary

by Charles Harrington Elster

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First time in book form! A successful program for teaching 3,500 vocabulary words that successful people need to know, based on America's #1 bestselling audio vocabulary series.

"People judge you by the words you use." Millions of Americans know this phrase from radio and print advertising for the Verbal Advantage audio series, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Now this bestselling information is available for the first time in book form, in an easy-to-follow, graduated vocabulary building program that teaches an outstanding vocabulary in just ten steps.

Unlike other vocabulary books, Verbal Advantage provides a complete learning experience, with clear explanations of meanings, word histories, usages, pronunciation, and more. Far more than a cram session for a standardized test, the book is designed as a lifetime vocabulary builder, teaching a vocabulary shared by only the top percentage of Americans, with a proven method that helps the knowledge last.

A 10-step vocabulary program teaches 500 key words and 3,000 synonyms.
Lively, accessible writing from an expert author and radio personality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375709326
Publisher: Diversified Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 349,203
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Charles Elster is the author of several books on language, and is the writer and host of the weekly public radio program "A Word to the Wise." His commercials have been featured on NPR's "Morning Edition".

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Verbal Advantage: Ten Easy Steps to a Powerful Vocabulary 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The audio program costs over $200.00. And it's worth every penny! Of course, we don't always have 200.00, but we do have the money to buy the book. I strongly encourage everyone to buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book comprises the whole English language. It has a plethora of useful words and scores of related words. Furthermore, it contains guidance for usage and abusage. It is a both matchless and inimitable book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best vocabulary book I've ever had.
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tuebinger More than 1 year ago
Although I found the first part of the book a bit tedious to read a I aready knew most if the words, the second part of the book proved more engaging. B&N gets an F for both the digital version and customer service. The company still has not responded to my email about my digital purchase which kept crashing on my nook. I managed to recover the book by archiving it then taking it out of the archive, but not wihout losing the table of contents along with all my bookmarks and notes. Now I'm reading it on my BlackBerry. So much for having a dedicated ereader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must for those who are serious about increasing their vocabulary. It's not a one time read! The formula for success in following this program is simple: Repetition & Review.
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