Richard Dawkins was fifteen when he stopped believing in God. Deeply impressed by the beauty and complexity of living things, he felt certain that they must have had a designer. Learning about the theory of evolution changed his mind. Back in November of 2019, Janna Levin sat down to talk with Dawkins about his new book, Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide to Atheism. His accessible primer to atheism is intended for readers looking to rethink some of the big questions that shaped his own path towards seeing the magnificence of a world without God. As anticipated, and as Pioneer Works celebrates, the conversation spawned lively intellectual debate. The book also generated un-intellectual blowback in the form of hate mail. Here, Dawkins delights in reading some of the most virulent missives.