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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…

“Mimi and I served Penn State together at a very auspicious time in the University’s history.  We were two women firsts, I as the first female to serve as Senior Vice President for Administration, and Mimi as the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. We worked shoulder to shoulder with many powerful and highly successful male colleagues, all of us fully committed to placing the interests of the University before our own.  We share the good fortune and joy of having been full partners in those heady days, when Penn State emerged as the world class university it is today.”

Carol Herrmann, Sr. VP, Kish Bank, CEO, Kish Travel

“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

“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

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