Bruce Feiler did an unimpressive, even boring take on teaching JHS in Japan, but then spent a year with a traveling circus. In between, he finished a master's in international relations at Cambridge. In short, three memoirs of one or two years each. And three bestsellers, according to the cover, but minimal support here on GR.
This work, Looking for Class, delivers what is promised, an american's look at Cambridge where privilege and dating and punts on the Cam and a dress ball. The tiniest note of defensiveness enter Feiler's voice but otherwise his actual life and analysis of relations combine for a picture of privilege.
(NB author went on to do Christian works and possibly something on cancer)