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VIRTUAL EVENT: EMMANUEL ACHO - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event

In conversation with Oprah Winfrey 

BookPeople is partnering with Flatiron Books to bring you an evening with ex-NFL player, UT-Austin star, and Fox Sports analyst Emmmanuel Acho! Acho will be coming to your screens for a discussion of his new book, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, with Oprah Winfrey. Tickets are available now and come with a copy of the book!

Event Tickets & Guidelines

  • Tickets are required to join this live event.
  • Tickets are $32.99 (the price of the book + US shipping & handling. Taxes apply).
  • Additional shipping charges apply for international orders.
  • Zoom links to attend will arrive in your purchase confirmation.
  • Digital Doors Open at 6:45PM CDT.
  • Event Begins at 7:00PM CDT.
  • For more questions and information, you can direct queries to

NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.


“You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. “There is a fix,” Acho says. “But in order to access it, we’re going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations.”

In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask—yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and “reverse racism.” In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader’s curiosity—but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight.



Emmanuel Acho grew up in Dallas with his three siblings, the son of Nigerian immigrant parents. In 2012 he was drafted into the NFL by the Cleveland Browns, and later played with the Philadelphia Eagles, while earning a master’s degree in sports psychology at the University of Texas in the off-seasons. In 2016 he left the NFL for ESPN, where he served as the youngest national football analyst, and was named a 2018 Forbes Under 30 Selection. He is now a Fox Sports analyst and the creator of the ongoing online video series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.”