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ANNA MEAGAN: THE AGGIE CINDERELLA STORY , by Cindy King Boettcher, published by Beraam Publishing Company, $16.95. The familiar fairy tale is retold incorporating the myths and traditions of Aggieland. The heroine is a coed studying to be a teacher; her harassers are not step-sisters but messy dorm mates; the Aggie mascot, Miss Reveille, is the fairy godmother, who invokes the power of the Magical Twelfth Man Towel to transform Anna’s T-shirt and cutoffs into appropriate attire for the Ring Dance, where she meets the hero, a strapping senior cadet, complete with buzz cut and boots. Whoop! Whoop!

JERRY JONES AND THE “NEW REGIME,” by Todd Cawthorn, published by TTHORN Publishing, $22.95. The author, a former pilot of the Cowboys private Lear jet, reveals that the team’s owner is not that much different at 35,000 feet.

GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL DOLL: THE ANNA NICOLE SMITH STORY , by Eric and D’eva Redding, published by Barricade Books, $22. Ms. Smith’s former managers reveal her—surprise—“tawdry days of dancing in Houston’s topless clubs and her nights of boozing and uninhibited sex.”

WHITE TRASH GARDENING , by Rufus T. Firefly, as told to Mike Benton, published by Dallas’ Taylor Publishing Company, $14.95. The rules of White Trash Gardening are easy to follow: “Don’t haul off anything you can hide,” “Every weed has a right to live,” and “Never call a plant by its Latin name unless you happen to be the Pope.”

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