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"Eat First, Cry Later" by Mimi Barash Coppersmith

Eat First, Cry Later
by Mimi Barash Coppersmith

The Life Lessons of a First-Generation College Graduate, Penn State Alumna and Female CEO

All profits from the sales of Eat First, Cry Later will be donated to Pennsylvania State University to support study abroad scholarships in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

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Here’s what people are saying about Eat First, Cry Later and Mimi Barash Coppersmith…

“I worked for Mimi for 30 years. She set goals and did whatever it took to reach them. She put her creative skills to work to create business solutions. Mimi took over a fledgling business at a time when women rarely were in charge. She succeeded because she treated vendors, clients, and employees in a firm but fair fashion. Her success motivated me. Mimi gave me the environment and direction to succeed.”

Dick Hall, former President and General Manager, The Barash Group

“I learned so many lessons from Mimi working on what became LifeLink. The most important: do not accept ‘no’ as the final answer for something you are passionate about. If you truly believe in something, go after it regardless of how big it is.”

Scott Rawson, Executive Director, Centre Life Link EMS

“Half a century ago, Mimi established herself as a chronicler of a community’s growth and change. In spearheading progressive causes and mentoring several generations of women leaders, she has become a part of that history. Those of us who have been guided and inspired by her know that Mimi’s story is the foundation of our own.”

Katie O’Toole, President, Centre County Historical Society

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