My Dad, the Athlete, Entertainer, Phrase Philosopher, Conformist and Analogist

  • Christopher Audretsch


This chapter, authored by his son Christopher, portrays many of the different sides to David. Giving insight behind the easy-going and mild-mannered professor, Christopher details the complexity and multi-dimensional aspects of his father that most do not know. From his wit to his disciplined nature and everything in between, this chapter gives the reader a into the different areas of David’s personality.

When I was a child, I harbored the idea that my dad was not a single person, but rather some sort of amalgamation of thirteen different people in one body. My diagnoses of multiple-personality-disorder may not have been completely spot-on, but there is more than a kernel of truth to what I was thinking. My dad who calmly takes his blood-pressure in the morning really can seem like a different person that my dad who panics if he only gets to the airport 2 hours early. At the end of the day, my dad’s quirky moods are what makes him unique, and I’m happy to say that they are more endearing than annoying.


Philosopher Athlete Entertainer Conformist Analogist 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Audretsch
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  1. 1.BloomingtonUSA

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