Menn began his professional career at The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer. He grew up in the Boston area and graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he was executive editor of The Harvard Crimson.

Books in order of publication:

All the Rave: The Rise and Fall of Shawn Fanning’s Napster2003
Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet2010
Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World2019