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Three new books focus on women we know and love — or something — from television.

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch (It Books) by Alison Arngrim is a dishy and exuberant memoir about surviving child stardom, getting drunk on rum cakes with "Half-Pint" Melissa Gilbert and more, by the woman who played bratty Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie.

Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek (St. Martin's) by Olivia Munn is a hilarious (but NSFW) essay collection by the latest star born on The Daily Show, complete with everything from a geek history timeline to a smokin' foldout poster.

Tip It! The World According to Maggie (Hyperion) by Maggie Griffin turns over the spotlight to the accidentally famous mother of My Life on the D-List star Kathy Griffin; apparently that take-no-prisoners sense of humor is hereditary.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: Funny girls 07/31/10 [Last modified: Saturday, July 31, 2010 5:30am]

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