Acquired Tastes, by Peter Mayle, Bantam Books, 1992.
This book will not change your life. That's OK -- It doesn't need to. The writing is entertaining and fun, and very well done. Mayle gives insight into the ways of the affluent from the point of view of a man of ordinary means. I have never been wealthy, nor do I ever expect to become wealthy, but, just in case, I am so prepared.