Vernon Winfrey the 74 year-old dad of Oprah Winfrey wanted to write a book about his daughter Oprah, but disagreed after Oprah’s lawyers got to him.
According to sources Oprah was shocked to hear that her dad was planning a book about her, and also told several news outlets when they contacted her about it that there was no book in the works.
As Oprah tells the media that she was upset to hear about the book from the press, saying:
I would have preferred to have known my father was working on this. It would have been a nice gesture, a courtesy.
Oprah doesn’t want her painful life to be brought back again and that’s thought to be reason why her father has said the book is on hold.
The most shocking thing about the book is that Vernon claims his daughter was an out of hand, disobedient child who should have been physically punished more harshly. As he said:
I don’t mean time in, time out, I mean the rod of correction, swung hard and often… children need roots and limits and discipline.
Well Vernon I can not comment on child abuse and I surly don’t agree on it, but I wonder what Oprah will be thinking about it.