Annabelle Gorwich writes about her experience with the unencumbered couple for the Los Angeles Times and in her new book, “You Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Motion.” Now, the story is ported to HBO. The network put a half-hour project “If you lived with me you’d be home now” in development. It is based on Gorwich’s article They were homeless. I took them. can you do that? “ And the corresponding book chapter in “When Will You Leave?” Deadline broke the news.
Commissioned by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, the LA Times article listed Gurwitch’s participation in a program that saw Los Angeles families open their doors to at-risk young couples experiencing homelessness.
Bened and his executive co-producer of Gurwitch, “If you lived with me you’d be home now” focuses on a woman who is “recently divorced and at the end of her financial and emotional tether,” the source describes. It “receives frontiers who are also at the end of their financial and emotional rope, and it changes everyone’s lives, for better and worse.”
HBO chose the rights to “You’re Leaving When?” which was published earlier this year. Gorwich’s article was awarded second place for Excellence in Journalism as a columnist by the Los Angeles Times Press Club.
Gurwich is also the author of the essay collections I See You Make An Effort and Wherever You Go, There They Are. She has co-hosted the podcast “Tiny Victories” and has written for NPR, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other outlets. Also an actress, her works include Better Things, Bullock and Not necessarily the News.