Three Years of ShrinkTalk.Net: Let’s Celebrate with Some Hate Mail!

Read about the first anniversary here, the second here.

Last week, this site turned three years old. As always, thank you to everyone who reads, adds comments, sends me questions and salutations. It’s been a long road with almost 250 posts, and if you’ve read even one, you are awesome for taking time out of your schedule.

As a reward to you for being a dedicated reader I’m posting some hate mail that I found amusing. It’s actually two emails that I’ve combined for purposes of anonymity, but believe you me, the spirit of the vitriol is not lost. No commentary from me (well, one small comment at the end), just pure hate for your reading pleasure:

I’ve been reading your stuff for awhile now and I’m now realizing that you’re sort of an idiot. You’re a run-of-the-mill shrink who knows nothing about personality structure and your writing is utter crap. You are not on the same page as Tucker or Philalawyer–not even close–but the sad part is that you live in this delusional fantasy world where you’re so self-involved and your head is so far up your ass that you can’t see how out of your league you really are. You are an entitled, wanna-be frat boy* and when your book fails I’ll be the first to email you to remind you how much you suck. Please stop making the internet more toxic than it already is and take down your piece of shit site. Seriously, go fuck yourself and consider dying when you’re done. You’re like a dumb golden retriever and should be put down.

* I was actually kicked out of my fraternity after four days, so I suppose that comment could be considered true.

Happy Birthday, ShrinkTalk.Net!

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25 Responses to “Three Years of ShrinkTalk.Net: Let’s Celebrate with Some Hate Mail!”

  1. BL1Y says:

    Damnit! I wanted to be the first one to remind you how much you suck when your book fails!

  2. Sam says:

    Were you kicked out of your fraternity for being “crazy”?

    Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all night…..

  3. Andrew says:

    The best part is how the hatred builds up throughout the post. My only question: why a golden retriever? Sounds like the author just got back from the vet.

  4. Dorothy says:

    “I’m noticing that you have a very strong emotional reaction to Dr. Rob. Is that something you’re interested in discussing?
    Sometimes people who irritate us the most have flaws and qualities in common with us….I’m wondering if it might be useful to explore these on a public website? “

  5. T.J. says:

    Aww … somebody didn’t get what he wanted for Christmas.

    Congrats on three years, Dr. Rob.

  6. 3 years already? Nice. But are you sure the hate mail isn’t just someone doing the “homework” assignment that Corman told us to do on your show?

  7. Pete says:

    I think the more impressive statistic is 250 posts. That’s averaging about 83 posts a year, or a post every 4-5 days. Granted not every one’s a masterpiece, but the fact that you’ve consistently uploaded polished, concise content at that pace – that’s quite an accomplishment.

  8. Amber says:

    I sense a green eyed monster.

    Congrats on the blogger b-day Doc. Don’t sweat the assholes.

  9. arny769 says:

    I can only see a keyboard getting crushed and heavy lines of saliva spewing across a monitor from that emailer. I wonder if you can break blood vessels in your fingertips from typing with so much hate.

  10. Jenna says:

    Sounds like someone needs an enema, a cookie and a nap.
    Congratulations on your third year!

  11. Amy says:

    People really send you stuff like that? It is kind of funny, but I don’t see how your site could evoke such a hostile reaction in someone. I started reading your blog a couple months ago, and I’ve gone back and read some of the older stuff too, and I really enjoy your writing. I haven’t read Philawyer, but I have read some of Tucker’s stuff, and I think he’s an arrogant, self-serving piece of scum. Your site is way better than his.

  12. Prometheus says:

    I gotta say, the same thing leapt out to me that did to @Andrew: what does this guy have against Golden Retrievers? Such an odd breed to pick on.

    You mean mean and ornery? Stereotypical Doberman. Stupid? Irish Setter. Small and yappy? Shih Tzu.

    Anyway, keep up the good work and Mr. Angry Guy: I’m sorry your dog is apparently an idiot. Maybe it’s time to get a new one.

  13. Tracie says:

    Congratulations, Rob! 🙂

  14. Anonymous says:

    “It’s actually two emails that I’ve combined”
    “You are not on the same page as Tucker or Philalawyer–not even close”

    Let me guess, are the 2 emails you combined from… maybe… Tucker and/or Philalawyer?
    Is Tucker still that bitter about the collapse of his empire?

    @Andrew: “why a golden retriever”
    uhhh… pay attention Andrew, he said “dumb golden retriever” which is totally different… sort of… I mean its dumb, that’s gotta be extra annoying.
    I mean he could love smart golden retrieves like its nobodies business.

    Ya those stats are impressive… of course they do seem to be slipping a bit as we kind of stutter into year 4.
    *coughcough* seems like someone has gone and gotten themselves a life and doesn’t have as much time for us anymore.

  15. In Da 415 says:

    You know, it is really amazing how much people suck.

  16. In Da 415 says:


    What ‘collapse of empire’? -r eferring to Tucker. He has a book coming out and a tour soon. That doesn’t sound like a collapse. Unless of course he is getting creamed legally, which, in his case, is very possible.

  17. PhilaLawyer says:

    “Let me guess, are the 2 emails you combined from… maybe… Tucker and/or Philalawyer?”

    I hate Rob intensely and regularly send him email expressing my earnest wish he succumb to a painful, slowly debilitating and ultimately terminal illness. He is an egomaniac, a megalomaniac and, if you’ve had the sad experience of visiting WalMart or Whole Foods with him, you know, a kleptomaniac.

    It’s true there are few lower than Rob Dobrenski. But it’s also true that I’ve been drunk or busy most of this summer, and consequently haven’t had the time, sans this glorious morning, to express my disgust for him publicly, here, on my site or anywhere else.

    So though I wish I’d penned the brutal insults quoted in this post (I also share the author’s strong distaste for Goldens… vicious, capricious beasts who’d take your finger off as soon as catch a frisbee), no, I can’t accept the credit.

    I had more, but it’s nearly nine. About time I put on pants.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I think your disgust is well known, and I commend you on your ability hold back like you do. Its a very brave thing to put up with him in even the limited way, like you do.

    Its also nice to hear that he has at least moved to more upscale locations for his thievery. It was just shameful seeing a man with his level of education repeatedly getting caught red handed at dollar stores. Its not like their security people even try, hell everything only costs a dollar. And, good lord, the indecent at the 99¢ store. I still don’t even know what happened there, with the pictures of him… with the off brand cleaning products, many of their labels not even in English, and the individually sold glow sticks, the no name boxes of food and grooming products… just… just jammed in his pockets and poking out of the neck of his shirt. The whole thing was just shameful.

  19. Rob Dobrenski says:

    I just bought a truckload of gum and four bottles of aspirin at the $.99 store. That store is the bee’s knees.

  20. BL1Y says:

    Fuck you, Rob. No one cares about you or your fucking trips to the fucking 99 cent store. Maybe if you weren’t such a failure as a psychologist and a writer you could upgrade to shopping at Big Lots or even the Wal-Marts.

  21. shadow_hand says:

    Who are you people? I was searching the internets for Thai mail order brides and one of the links brought me here. I may not know who you are “Dr.” Dobrenski, but I must concur, you seem like an awful human being who should be euthanized for the betterment of all mankind immediately.

  22. Shawn says:

    Thanks for sharing that one. I am sure that came as a bit of a surprise to you (and) it took a lot of personal restraint to not analyze the email and post it here.

    It does make one wonder though. What’s going on in their life that they think it is okay to degrade someone so thoroughly.

    Congratulations on the third year and I look forward to reading the book!

    ~Shawn, avid reader for almost two years!

  23. ELAINE says:

    Dr Rob I just have to tell you that I love you and am so glad you stuck around for these three years! you are the best!

  24. Attachment Girl says:

    Congratulations on three years Rob! Thanks for sharing that, ummm, interesting email. What always hits me so strongly when I read stuff like that is why in all heaven’s name, are you STILL reading the blog then? I mean, is it hard to find other stuff to read on the internet? Even for someone so vitriol filled there must be other sites more conducive to his views. Seriously, if you don’t like what you’re reading that much, move along! But it was fun reading, thanks!

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