|Alma mater||Columbia University|
Rotella's first book, Stolen Figs: And Other Adventures in Calabria (2004), recounts his travels to Calabria, the region in southern Italy from which his grandparents immigrated. His second book, Amore: The Story of Italian American Song (2010), tells of the era in American popular music during the mid-20th century dominated by Italian-American singers such as Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett. He also wrote the introduction for the 2006 paperback edition of Carlo Levi's memoir, Christ Stopped at Eboli.
- Stolen Figs: And Other Adventures in Calabria (North Point Press, 2004) ISBN 978-0-86547-696-7
- Introduction to Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006) ISBN 978-0-374-53009-9
- Amore: The Story of Italian American Song (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010) ISBN 978-0-86547-698-1
- "Book Tour-East Coast:"Stolen Figs:..Adventures in Calabria,"- Mark Rotella". ItaliaUSA. 2003-07-02. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
- "About". Mark Rotella. Retrieved 2010-09-21.