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Melissa Schorr is a widely-published journalist and the co-author of "Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate," author of the YA novels "Identity Crisis" and "Goy Crazy," and a contributor to the anthology "Dear Bully." Her work has also appeared in more than 20 publications, including Glamour, Self, Allure, Marie Claire, Bride’s, Baby Talk, Working Mother, In Style, Esquire, San Francisco, National Geographic Traveler and Wired magazine, as well as newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and the San Jose Mercury News. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times‘ Motherlode blog and on websites including ReutersHealth and WebMD. Schorr is currently a contributing editor at the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, where she edits the popular Dinner with Cupid column. Schorr has served as a stringer for People Magazine, a columnist for The Las Vegas Sun, a staff features reporter for the Oakland Tribune and a health writer for ABCNews.com.