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Melissa Schorr


Melissa Schorr is a widely-published journalist, co-author of SHAME NATION: THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC OF ONLINE HATE, author of the YA novels 

IDENTITY CRISIS (Merit Press, 2016) and 

GOY CRAZY (Hyperion, 2006), and a contributor to the anthology DEAR BULLY (Harper Teen 2011).


Currently a contributing editor at the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, where she edits the popular “Dinner with Cupid” column, Schorr has served as a features reporter for the Oakland Tribune, a features writer and columnist for The Las Vegas Sun, a stringer for People Magazineand a health writer for

Melissa Schorr

A native New Yorker and a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, in 2000, she was awarded a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at M.I.T. in Cambridge.


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, Wired magazine, as well as newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and the San Jose Mercury News; The New York Times' Motherlode blog, Scary Mommy, and websites including ReutersHealth and WebMD. She has made expert appearances on national and local TV, including the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Boston25News, NPR-NH, and WGBH's Greater Boston


Schorr has a B.A. in Journalism from Northwestern 

University’s Medill School of Journalism and currently lives outside 

Boston with her husband, two daughters, and their dog, Bailey. 

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