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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

“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

“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

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