Congratulations for a lively, tell-it-like-it-is portrait of screenwriter and stroke victim Robert Bolt ("Writing for His Life," by David Gritten, June 9).
Be he abrasive, egocentric or sometimes just plain nasty, I can't help admiring a gutsy talent who will poke fun at his own speech handicap along with that of former White House Press Secretary James Brady.
Historians will, I hope, cherish Bolt's White House anecdote about his and Brady's struggle with their respective impediments to get through to a hard-of-hearing Ronald Reagan. It could have been worse--at least he was awake.
BARRY E. BLITZER