I’d rather die than formally address a group of people

In 1970, the late-William Steig won a coveted Caldecott Medal for his children’s book, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and although delighted to receive such recognition for his work, the subsequent awards ceremony presented the glossophobic Shrek! author with a problem in the form of an acceptance speech. The nervous letter below was written by Steig a