Awkward Much? Melissa Dahl Has Written A Book For You Monday, October 8, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Courtesy of Penguin Random House Journalist Melissa Dahl is making a name for herself in the New York media world. The 2007 Sac State graduate is a senior editor and writer at New York Magazine, including the "Science of Us" blog. She returns to Sac State tomorrow as the first speaker in the 2018-2019 Charles Martell Author Speaker Lecture Series, where she'll be talking about her new book "Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness."