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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 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

“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

“Mimi has been a great partner and supporter of the State College and Pennsylvania State communities. I have appreciated her help and collaboration over the years to improve the quality of life in State College. Her lasting impact, passion and commitment for our community was recognized by the State College Borough Council in 2008 when she received the Legacy Award. State College and Penn State are better off for having Mimi as a part of our community.”

Tom Fountaine, State College Borough Manager

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