Troy Harris II is… Home Less

in Dallas!

Heartwarming, practical, and thoughtful life advice from someone eager to share their personal story of triumph and disaster.

Written for anyone struggling somewhere between "I want it" and "I got it", that's willing to learn and laugh a little bit along the way.

Treat this book as fuel to chase big dreams, build strong relationships, and turn setbacks into comebacks.

Let me set the table for you…

The Story

This book is largely an account of me trying to make sense of where I was then. Chasing the dream of becoming a writer, the benefits of building an invaluable network, and the thrill of one day owning a business. I was looking for success in all the funky ways it decided to present itself.

Hundreds of miles away and almost ten years later, here are some of the funny little lessons I learned being home less that we could ALL use.

“Troy, I’m not reading all that…”

So many people told me this over the phone that I told the entire book to a microphone. Check it out on Audible!

That one time we got “LIT”

This summer at the Plaza Theatre, myself, Mailchimp, and other writer friends hit the stage for one night only. I read two chapters from the book, there was food, drinks, free copies and plenty of good times. I posted some pics online 📸

Would you like half of my sandwich?

The things we do, places we go, and topics we enjoy all make us who we are. But let’s face it: No one knows all of our ingredients quite like we do.

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For Lack of a Wetter Bird…

My newsletter is a recurring collection of funky stories, cautionary tales, and other everyday oddities from a relatable guy with a knack for storytelling. Written by me, and mailed with love (most times) directly to your inbox.

Podcasts, Anyone?

Home Less in Dallas hit the air waves to go further in depth on the how, the what, and the why of Home Less in Dallas. Listen in to some of his guest appearances.

Book Talk Recap!

On June 12th, me and a crew of ATL do-gooders hosted a book reading, signing, live stream, Q&A session. There was music, wine, popcorn, and an entire family of friends having a ball. Plus, we raised money for the Atlanta-are unhoused population in partnership with Hope 4 Humanity. Here’s the recap…

Earning your stripes with nothing to lose…

"I only knew two things: I was uncomfortable and in what seemed like a truly foreign land.

As it turns out, I was just home less in Dallas." - Troy Harris II

About the Author

Troy Harris II is an award-winning copywriter, and short story advocate. Through his dynamic storytelling style, he enjoys giving his readers intriguing, insightful, and hilarious peeks into shared life experiences.

His writings span the genres of Culture, Poetry, Humor, Music, and History, and live in several cool places around the internet, including his digital domain, Grits & Gospel.

This is his 2nd published book (G&G Vol 1: Soul Fuel, 2018), and first as a sole contributor.

The word on the street…

“My love of what I read in his book on an early Chicago morning led me down a rabbit hole of discovering more about Troy Harris II. I subscribed to his channel, "For Lack of a Wetter Bird," and can't wait to read more. Kudos to an authentic, alive, natural writer for sharing his gifts.”

"HID is an example of Troy's special ability to bring light to any situation, regardless of circumstance."

"Home is not just where the heart is, but it is also where you connect with the hearts of others, be it over a meal or over a matter."

“Of the value in chasing a dream and the comfort of a crashed couch. Troy leans on the value of friendship and the necessity of vulnerability while celebrating the elation of little victories in raw authenticity.”

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