I was actually misled by this news headline. Here is the story:
What's it like being known for one of the most iconic Italian stereotypes this side of Fat Tony? Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario, can't wait to let you know. CVG reports Martinet is working on an autobiography that will relate to his time working on the character's "huua!" and "woohooo!" sounds.
Martinet is reportedly aiming the book for a 2008 release, and wants it to show Nintendo from the inside while spreading a positive message about setting goals drawn from his own experiences. "I've actually started working a little bit on a book, but it's about finding the discipline to keep going," he said. He also commented that he draws inspiration from fans, such as one who recently called him "the voice of my childhood." Quipping about parental responsibility and game violence, he joked, "people playing Mario games don't make them like pasta any more."