Have you read the book and do you have a contructive review? or are you advising on a Christmas gift list?
(and for your information my mum asks specificly for cook books- the look on her face when she doesn't get one -disappointed- is gutting to see. After several years or trying everything but a cook book, I caved in. She talks endlessly to others about the books she has, its a really big thing for her. You cannot just assume its a lazy gift for everyone, maybe for you but theres no need to generalise and assume.- Now that is lazy!)