Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Oprah's Father Penning A Tell-All Book

Oprah Winfrey's 74-year-old father, Vernon, is in the process of writing a tell-all book about his daughter. Oprah, who claims she has a "good relationship" with her father, is not pleased at all.

AOLnews.com reports:
When asked for a comment by the Daily News about the biography at first, Winfrey said "That's impossible. I can assure them it's not true." But a phone call from her sister confirmed the news to the talk show megastar.

"The worst part of it was him saying, 'I meant to tell you I've been working on it,'" Winfrey said, adding that she was "stunned" to hear about the book.

Winfrey's father plans on titling the book "Things Unspoken," and says he should have been tougher on Oprah, adding that she was "out of hand and an unruly child."

"I have a good relationship with him," Oprah told the Daily News as she received the Elie Wiesel Foundation Humanitarian Award.

The Daily News reports that at 14, a pregnant Winfrey left her mother's home in Milwaukee to live with Vernon in Nashville. Winfrey's baby died weeks after he was born, and she credits her father for teaching her discipline and showing her the importance of education.