Why is it awkward to listen to a recording of your own voice? What makes us cringe? A deep study of awkwardness has the answers.
Melissa Dahl is a senior editor for New York Magazine's The Cut, where she covers health and psychology. In 2014, she co-founded NYMag.com's popular social science site Science of Us. Her work has appeared in Elle, Parents, and TODAY.com. Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness is her first book.