Sweet. Katherine Heiny’s novel titled, Early Morning Riser, could have gone off the rails in many different ways. With just a few tweaks, we could find ourselves laughing at these characters rather than with them. She could have skipped the complexity she layers in each character, and we would not have recognized them as complicated people, just like us. The lightness of the story could have become too saccharine to penetrate our senses; instead, we receive a story that is sweet in just the right ways. I felt better about the world and the people in it after reading this novel. That’s a tribute to this fine writer whose wisdom about life fills these pages. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Early Morning Riser from amazon.com.