Carry On Baggage tells the story about Howard Feldman’s days as a high-flying commodity trader, living a seemingly perfect life, with a perfect wife and perfect children, in an unbelievably perfect world. His tie was Hermes and belt Ferragamo. Suits were Boss or Armani, shoes were Prada.
But then this "King of Chrome" gets attacked. And attacked again. Then he gets sick. His business folds. And his carry-on baggage simply gets too heavy to hold.
As Howard unpacks his bags - both literal and metaphorical - he unravels all the "perfect" banners he has raised to the world, his family, his community and himself. He measures their value against a new benchmark of success, and reconsiders his life's travels from Zug to Zimbabwe, New York to Tel Aviv. Returning home to South Africa, he discovers not just the meaning of home, family and friendship, but also himself.
Tightrope... Musings on Circus South Africa is a collection of cutting observations written as events that have unfolded in South Africa. Some published, some not, some riotously funny and as absurd as parliament itself, but all thought-provoking and insightful. Because when one ignores the bandstand noise, when one sees past the clowns, the Act is not that funny at all."