I enjoyed doing this video interview with Zaya Benazzo in San Francisco. She asked me to talk about the difference between situation and story when writing memoir, and why it’s so important to connect the dots — to find the deep story — in order to touch on the universal. “If you go profoundly enough and truthfully enough into your deep experience it does become the human experience,” I told her. Situation is journalism, story has the beginnings of art. Watch the video here.