I have come to realise that I have been an atheist for many years of my life, indeed since I was just entering my teenage years. your book 'The God Delusion' really helped me discover what my beliefs really were all these years and helped me step out and be willing to tell people I am an atheist. Since I have become open about this I have discovered many of my friends share similar beliefs, and they in turn learned about themselves when I spoke of your book.
I am no longer afraid to discuss religion openly, I am proud that I am able to see past the lies that blind so many others and my friends are with me.
So thank you professor Dawkins, your book taught me a great many things, about religion, myself and even life in general. Of course now comes the hard part, convincing my few theist friends to read your book without the assumption that you are satan!