A journey in to the mind of Paul Maniaci

Long-Form Interviews

The Career Cookbook Is Born

Some people come up with their best ideas in the shower, thecareercookbook.com came to me in a dream. My brother claims I sleep walked to the table and spoke it in to existence. The idea for The Career Cookbook grew from an interview I conducted with comedian Neal Brennan, whom I worked with on Chappelle's Show. His thoughtful replies were candid, funny, and enlightening. He personalized his career experiences for me. Not only that, but he made me think about careers and how others often relentlessly pursue their interests. So I decided to create an online resource to share people's stories. The Career Cookbook existed from 2004-2018 to represent an infinite array of career possibilities. What do you aspire to be?

I am supremely grateful to everyone who talked to me and I hope that their personal stories help you on your way to achieving your career goals.