Winfrey 'stunned' father planning book on her

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

Winfrey told New York's Daily News that she laughed when one of her assistants told her the newspaper was calling to ask about a book Vernon Winfrey was writing. She says she called him and it turned out the report was true.

Winfrey says the worst part of his writing plans was him saying he meant to tell her he'd been working on it.

Winfrey was living with her mother in Milwaukee when she was sent as a young teen to live with her father in Nashville. She has credited him for imposing discipline on her and stressing the importance of an education.

The Daily News says Vernon Winfrey plans to call his book "Things Unspoken."
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