Mark Rotella ’92, Donald Unger ’88, and Bonnie Lee Black ’79 recently each had new books published.
Mark Rotella’s ’92 latest work Amore, tells the story behind Italian American performers and their songs from the 1940s and 1950s. Rotella’s 2003 book Stolen Figs and Other Stories from Calabria, is a travelogue about modern-day Calabria, the region at the southernmost tip of the Italian peninsula. In it Rotella recounts his experience of discovering his ancestral home. Mark Rotella is currently a senior editor at Publishers Weekly.
Find out more about Rotella at his website.
Bonnie Lee Black ’79 joined the Peace Corps at the age of fifty, after having been a writer/editor and chef/caterer in New York City for nearly a decade. She recently wrote a memoir about her work in Africa, How to Cook a Crocodile. Black now teaches English and creative nonfiction writing at the University of New Mexico - Taos.
Read more about Black's book at its website.
Donald N. S. Unger ’88 recently published a new book Men Can: The Changing Image & Reality of Fatherhood in America. He tells the stories of a half dozen American families in which fathers are either primary caregivers or equally sharing parents. Donald currently teaches in the Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies at MIT and writes about the representation of men, masculinity, and fatherhood in popular culture.
Learn more about the book here.