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I, Toto: the Autobiography of Terry, The Dog Who Was Toto, by Willard Carroll (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $19.95).

Synopsis: "First-person" account of the life and training of "the real star" of The Wizard of Oz, including an angst-ridden tale about being housebroken.

Representative quote: "And all the other dogs just stared at me and shook their heads in disgust. And then it dawned on me. You're not supposed to tinkle in the parlor!"

Noteworthy flaw: Though Terry was born in 1933, the author gives him a dreary PC rap: "I don't really recall all that much about my first guardians, either. And that's how we prefer to call the people who keep us. We don't like the word 'owners.'"

My Life As a 10-Year-Old Boy, by Nancy Cartwright (Hyperion, $12.95).

Synopsis: First-person account of the life and training of "the real star" of The Simpsons, the woman who provides Bart's voice, including an angst-ridden tale about parking.

Representative quote: "I was checked by security, instructed where to go and proceeded to the nearby parking area. I was so thrilled that our little vignettes were now a full-fledged show that I would have parked on the beach. (Just kidding!) Actually, and you are sworn to secrecy here, when I realized that we were way the heck over there and yet we had to park way the heck over here, it didn't make sense to me."

Noteworthy flaw: Parking critique continues for another 181 words.

Cattle: An Informal Social History, by Laurie Winn Carlson (Ivan R. Dee, $27.50).

Synopsis: An analysis of the key role of the bovine in human culture, including the impact of cows on World Wars I and II. Carlson argues that Nazi Germany got its ideas about eugenics from cow breeding.

Representative quote: "Race hygiene now became the key to Adolf Hitler's vision for Germany....U.S. eugenicists had not foreseen how their principles might be corrupted by the Nazis."

Noteworthy flaw: Seems disappointed that Nazis gave scientific human breeding a bad name. "Eugenics had been a dynamic answer to social problems....While livestock breeders continued their experimental programs, defining pedigree and embracing artificial insemination,...people were not willing to continue."

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