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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

“Mimi is a doer, a fixer, and a giver; she is a successful entrepreneur, empowered feminist, and someone of immense heart, who lifts the next generation through her mentoring. When you know Mimi, you know the true and fierce heart of Happy Valley. Eat First, Cry Later brings Mimi’s story and spirit to life for the next generation.”

Carolyn Haas ’10, friend and mentee, Schreyer Honors College Society of Distinguished Alumni Mentoring Program

“I value Mimi’s generosity of time to advise and empower women like me who have a vision but are just beginning to find their voice in their profession. Through stories of her life and a genuine compassion for a thriving community, she helps me feel unstoppable in my efforts to create a great science center. What an inspiration!”

Michele Crowl, PhD, Executive Director, Discovery Space

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