Books: Peking Duck

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by SHIRLEY MacLAINE 249 pages. Norton. $7.95.

Actress Shirley MacLaine lost her fear of flying long before Erica Jong's heroine Isadora Wing began cuddling her banalities and faking worldliness like a high school girl boasting about lost virginity. In fact, MacLaine's life far exceeds the fantasies that the fictional Isadora plays out hi Fear of Flying. At 40, MacLaine is an enviable example of the liberated quadraphonic life: a film star who could command $800,000 a movie, a wife and mother who appears to operate a successful open...

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