• Annie

    Had to post twice: When I entered the previous comment the authentication code was the last name of a former boyfriend…Creepy.

  • Chelle

    From one Mormon-Expatriate to another: You rock, H~ !

  • http://heresyourgravy.blogspot.com Maxine Dangerous

    What is WITH people??? How can people be so mean?? If you don’t like the blog, DON’T READ IT. Wow, that was simple. Way to go, Dooce. SOME of us like you. :)

  • Bev in SC

    Oh, and thanks for opening the comments on this one!

  • Skylar

    OMG… I had forgotten how much I love/hate your hate/hate mail. It is so ridiculous that sometimes I have to wonder if you and Jon got drunk and made some of them up (especially the one from ,,,Ashlee).

    I am not sure how you keep from currling yourself into a ball on the floor and eating your own hair. Those e-mails would make me cry but you seem to take them in stride and even make them funny.

    Not that you need to hear this from yet another person, but I love you and I love this sight and I love when you pull Leta’s hair back.

    I hope that you keep on rockin this website. Damn the haters!!!

  • Steve

    Wow, kudos for your introspective look at brains crushed by overwhelming stupidity. Keep on truckin’ kid.


    Love the comma!

  • Amy

    I love this blog (it’ the only one I read on the ‘net’) and am very grateful you choose to share your life in such an honest and comical nature. Congrats on your awards. They are well deserved!

  • Patrick

    I especially enjoyed the comeback regarding wifi and the toilet. I’m from Kansas City and had a good laugh about the trailer-toilet fiasco outside Wichita. Good burn.

  • DT

    Hat tip to you, Heather!

  • Krissa

    Of course, we all know that the larger the 4-head, the larger the brain, anyhow.
    You’re the best! Keep it up!

  • http://repatrick.blogspot.com/ Rachel

    I usually love your exclamation point entries–but holy heck, the vitriol this time around. I am agog at Agnes. I think she probably doesn’t know the God she thinks she is sticking up for. I’m pretty sure Jesus loves you. :)
    I’m so glad that you are able to deal with this type of hate with such wonderful humor–and even compassion! :)
    For what it’s worth, you’re definitely one of my heroes. And just reading your other readers comments shows how much you have touched so many people’s lives with your honesty and beautiful writing.

  • http://imnopoodle.wordpress.com Candy

    I truly don’t know how you put up with so much hate from the world. I know they’re douchebags, but do they have to be so blatant about it?

    I got one nasty email about a comment I left somewhere and it sent me into a 2 week tailspin. You got balls, girl. It’s what makes you La Dooce, I suppose.

  • Toni

    I just wanted to say that I think you are perfect. I want a BFF just like you!! These people are obviously very unhappy with themselves so they want whoever else that is happy miserable. Keep up the good work. I love reading your page and check it all the time throughout the day. You are the highlight of my work day!

  • Anonymous

    Holy Moly Heather. You must have the thickest skin ever. I used to work in retail and I think I have waited on all the same people that wrote those emails. I’m sending you only love now! p.s. I Love Chuck (and Leta, Jon, and Coco)

  • Jennie

    AH Mistress Attention how I worship at thy feet! It takes a Big person to insult a child on a blog. There will be a special place in hell for them. Heather your blog makes me shake with laughter sometimes so much so that my poor husband can’t sleep as I sit with the laptop on my belly and read through your archives late at night. Your daughter is gorgeous. Thank you for this blog and the 1 paragraph perspective on your life. I am a stay-at-home-mom I appreciate the ability to live someone else’s life even for a paragraph.

  • http://chiloescorner.blogspot.com Chiloe

    Jeez ……. Hard to believe what people will write about other’s life … Let’s remember we always think we’ll raise other’s kids better than their own parents ;)

  • Shakti

    One word. Dillholes. I don’t know, but it’s the only word that comes to mind.
    Thank you for gracefully sharing your humor with us. I think you rock.

  • Liza

    It always makes me wonder why is it that people who clearly don’t give a s*it and don’t read a blog find their imperative to leave a mean message… You are crazy in the way normal people are. I find it reassuring that you are down-to-earth and don’t make a fuss about your daughter chewing on her hair. She will stop.

    My mum has a history of mental illness. I have a large forehead, and she let me not to have a fringe. She let me fall, and didn’t scream when I stubbed a toe. I had scratches and broken bones, but so what! I was the coolest kid with my cast!

    Anyway, people should stop critisising other’s parenting. Have a child yourself, and you can do it your way.

  • Memphislis

    Mean people suck. I know that saying has been turned into a sticker and all, but the fact that it is a tired cliche does not make it less true. Suck it, mean internet people.

  • CroakerNorge

    Someday, when I grow up people will RECOGNIZE(in the hip hop sense). Until then, it’s safe to assume that some (most) people aren’t smart enough to get subtle humor, sarcasm, wit and innuendo. For the record, I totally appreciate your website, your candor, your huzz, your crazy dogs, and your kid.

  • gina

    I don’t know what possesses people to write stuff like that. Christian, non-Christian, whatever, it’s just not humanly to be so mean.

  • Desiree

    You have made me smile for going on 5 years now!

    As a response to all the assholes you should do a family photo–make sure Leta’s hair is pulled back…waaay back, Chuck must be balancing something obsurd on his head, Coco taking a crap, John standing in the corner just bobbing his head and you…laughing like a giddy 14-year old boy as you stare at your bank statements–laughing all the way to the bank for the success and fame your honest writing has brought you! Remember –”Lemons to Lemonade”.

    Dooce on girl…dooce on!

  • Danielle

    The miscarriage comment… I just… there are no words.

    Do people really think that while they sit there at their computers spewing hate in the name of religion, that God is peering down at them saying: “yes, yes, great work! They totally get it – Christianity is about persecution and intolerance. And idiocy.”

    Bravo, fanatics. No, really. We need more ‘people’ like you in the world, spreading the hate.

    Just don’t use religion as an excuse for your bigotry.

  • http://mommytherobot.blogspot.com mommytherobot

    man. heather i dont know how you even want to turn on the computer and log on after reading crap like that. and what you have here is probably just the creme de la creme. its happened to me before and didn’t handle internet hate with as much grace (ehem) as you just did. but i guess once its on the internet its basically a free-for-all.

  • http://hopesmommy.blogspot.com Melissa

    Holy crap, I don’t know how you stand the stupidity! I’m amazed that you ever open your posts for comments. For every hateful comment you get I’m hoping you get 100 good ones.

    And Leta is adorable!

  • http://alntv.wordpress.com/ alntv

    I think your stuff is hysterical and I certainly appreciate it! Keep up the great work! :-)

  • http://aapolskis.blogspot.com Apolskis

    Ha what retards.

    Someone *cough Ashlee cough* sounds like they’re jealous.

  • Zuhura

    The people who write you hate mail need to seriously get a LIFE!

  • Susie

    Wow! Thank you so much for continuing to write despite these ugly emails. It’s shocking the judgements people think they are entitled to make. I’m cringing just reading these selections; I’m impressed you are so able to receive these emails and not lose it.

    I’m delighted to read your writing, my daily dose of Dooce is an enjoyable internet treat. I’m thrilled that you’ve written a book and can’t wait to read it. I love your writing style and often quote phrases from your website to my husband.

  • http://www.inspiredworkofselfindulgence.blogspot.com Alison

    On this one, I had to comment. Bless you for having to receive that crap in your inbox, and also bless your heart for the sense of humor you have in dealing with it. I’ve been reading you for years now and have learned a great deal from your struggles and your honesty. I’ve also had loads of laughter, thank you for that, and have enjoyed your photos immensely. Okay, no one’s perfect, but then I don’t recall ever reading that you said you are. If I ever met you, I’d simply say, “Well done.”

  • Leah

    Why? WHY? WHY????? are there so many crazies out there that are allowed to interact with normal people? Your website is great. I love Chuck and Coco fighting/wrestling. I love Chuck balancing. I love Chuck cross-dressing. I love…DOOCE. By the way, Leta is beautiful.

  • Sarah

    What 5-head? What a bitch.

  • Laura

    The hells kind of person offers that sort of condolence for a miscarriage? My jaw almost hit the damn floor.

    To all those people out there who claim to hate you because you (multiple choice):
    A. Don’t believe in God
    B. Don’t believe in the SAME God
    C. Don’t follow the SAME teachings of the SAME God
    D. Choose to make your own choices about God
    E. All of the Above

    The answer is simple: It’s my immortal soul, so you can go ahead and bite me.

  • andrea

    I commend you for the way you’ve handled these emails. It would probably take everything in me not to hunt these people down and give them a good ass beating. Your site = your opinion. If people don’t like it they don’t have to read it. Thank you for opening up your life and your thoughts to us. It takes balls to put yourself out there like that. I think your sense of humor is amazing and I love coming here in my free time. I wish you much success- screw the ‘haters’.

  • LenaMoon

    Every morning sitting in my office I look through your blog. And I LOVE IT, Heather. Every picture, every post, everything you do. I just don’t understand why all these people read your blog if they don’t like it?! Why they write all these stupid letters?? In Russia we say – if someone meddle with other people’s lives, he doesn’t have his own life!

    in-love-with-dooce, Lena

  • Maria

    Unbelieveably hateful. Sorry, Heather, that these people feel they have to right to be so unbearable. It’s staggering.

  • Chris

    Wow. I suppose if it weren’t for the crazy idiots the rest of us wouldn’t be able to look so smart and normal. So perhaps they should get a thank you for boosting the rest of us further up the intelligence scale??

    Oh, and further proof there should be a license to reproduce!!!

  • Kate’s Mom

    Wow. Those comments are wild. Crazy–bad. It’s good that you can laugh it off.

    Thinking of you today. I was with my daughter at a Starbucks having a heck of a time trying to decide which side of the telescopic straw to stick in to the extra large foil spot on the Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk carton. Honestly– my 6 year old and I were looking at the straw and the carton for while. Then we looked up at each other for a minute shrugged and finally she gave it a shot. I think she put it in the wrong way-she couldn’t get all of the milk out. Just wanted to share. Have a nice night!

  • http://www.reefbayview.blogspot.com/ Anne Lindenfeld

    Goodness, there are a lot of nuts out there! No wonder Bush could convince so many people that it was actually OK to invade a country ’cause they are darn A-rabs.

    I hope your book makes lots and lots of money, so you can hire someone named Spike to read your emails and delete the nut-job ones for you.

    Hang in there and keep writing. You are wonderful.

  • MG

    Brilliant Heather. You are F’ing Brilliant.

  • EspressoME

    I’m curious as to why a person like Agnes for being in a position as she is in why she would send such a hurtful comment in regards to something so painful. It makes no sense at all. Heather, I’m glad that you can take a step back, see through the bullshit and know better. Agnes is on a level playing field as the rest of us… no matter what the hell she thinks. She put herself there by being so spiteful.

  • ‘Becca

    I have to admit, I love when you do the e-mail round-ups. Because they invariably come on a day when I’m sitting here thinking, “You know, maybe I’m a little too hard on humanity.” Then you post, and as it turns out, I don’t hate people ENOUGH.

    Imagine the uproar when you start balancing things on Leta and Jon’s heads and taking pictures. It’s like your own personal Hindenberg broadcast.

  • http://mollysevertson.com Molly

    Keep up the good work! We sane people love what you do.

  • Talon

    I’m just waiting for Chuck to learn to balance Coco on his head.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/pictureprefect/ Lindsay

    your writing is fantastic.
    i love you, your blog and your family.

  • Anonymous

    I adore reading you. I especially crack up about the Mormon comments and understand them(ex-mormon here)

  • http://www.mizztissa.com MizzTissa

    Heather, long time listener, first time caller.
    (So to speak)

    Some of the mail you’ve received is surprisingly impressive, for the lobotomized sacks of shit that wrote them.

    We all know the haters make a career of going around trying to convince others they’re as intelligent as they’ve convinced themselves.

    Most likely they’re angry that the late Nigerian finance minister’s son did not send the check as promised or something like that.

    You should have a special name for these people. Maybe… Dooce’s Douchebags ?

    Little do they know that they are fuel for what you do best – tearing them a new one. Keep it up!

  • http://www.longstorylonger.blogspot.com Long Story Longer

    I’m sure you have thick skin by this point, but it’s so upsetting to read all that. You’re an angel to not post their IP addresses and let us take it from there. We really do love and support you!

  • http://www.amatterofmemories.com Jill

    I’m betting the people who bash your parenting skills don’t have children…or have nannies who take care of their kids for them. I am the mother of one daughter and she is beautiful…and I feel I’m a pretty good mother (not perfect…there’s no such thing) and I’ve never been unpset by what you did/had to say about motherhood. We all have our own struggles in parenting. Just keep doing your best!!

  • http://cowjumpmoon.blogspot.com Shalini

    I wish I could kick all these idiots for you!

    I can’t believe that Agnes or the rest of them are even human.

    We love you Dooce! (platonically, of course)