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Oprah Winfrey 'Stunned' About Father's Book Plans


Oprah Winfrey says she is "stunned" to learn her father plans to write a book about her.

Speaking to the New York Daily News, the talk show hostess says she initially laughed when an assistant told her the newspaper was inquiring about a book her father, Vernon Winfrey, planned to write about her. Upon calling him, she learned it was true.

Winfrey said the worst part of the discovery was hearing him say he'd forgotten to tell her about his plans.

Winfrey was a young teenager living with her mother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when she was sent to live with her father in Nashville.

She has credited him with imposing order on her life through discipline and insistence she get an education. The Daily News says Vernon Winfrey plans to title his book "Things Unspoken."