OK, fine, I helped a little. When he showed it to me on the electronics website he was shopping I said, "Ooo, I want that." He may have ordered it for me regardless, but it was handy for him that it happened to be around my birthday ;)
Cooking for Geeks is awesome for the same reason why these other books are awesome: science! There is science behind what happens in the kitchen and I love to learn about it. I know how to cook, and I know (usually...) what will happen when I put A and B together in a pan, but I love to learn why it happens. Does that make me a food nerd? That's OK. I can own it.
This book has information about food and equipment, ideas on how to organizing your kitchen, recipes, and even directions for doing things like how to hack your slow cooker. Why on earth would you want to do that? You'll have to get the book! ;)
Thanks to Jeff for a great book, and thanks to my sweetheart for the birthday present :)