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Biography & Autobiography Personal Memoirs

How I Invented the Internet

A Memoir

by (author) Marilyn Carr

Iguana Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Personal Memoirs, Women, General
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
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Despite growing up in Deep River, Ontario, the company town for Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories that only exists because of science, Marilyn Carr was firmly neither a science, technology, engineering, nor mathematics person. When How I Invented the Internet begins, she has just wrapped up a master’s degree in library science, which at least involved the word “science.” So how did she accidentally end up in a tech career? It’s complicated. How I Invented the Internet is a coming-of-work-age memoir set in 1980s and ’90s Toronto. Along the way, our heroine muddles through a series of baffling jobs, patronizes questionable social venues, cobbles together a dating life with more downs than ups, and makes dubious housing choices. It’s a romp through the era of aspirational yuppies, outrageous shoulder pads, and the wonders of office automation. You will never look at your computer the same way again.

About the author

Marilyn Carr is a recent MFA graduate from the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, which is her fourth degree, but who’s counting? (She is.) Her first memoir, "Nowhere like This Place: Tales from a Nuclear Childhood," was published in November 2020. She blogs about the absurdness of everyday life at, and is currently working on the third installment of her memoirs, "If It’s Shreveport, This Must Be Tuesday."

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