Random House presents I'm Only In It for the Parking written by Lost Voice Guy aka Lee Ridley.
What’s the worst thing about being disabled? Is it the shameless staring? Is it that people assume you’re a bit thick because you can’t speak? Or is it the fact that your friends always take you to theme parks just so they can jump the queues?
In fact, it’s the stupid questions that really rile Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy. And over the years he’s been inundated with them, from people who have failed to engage their brains before opening their mouths. Which is where I’m Only In It for the Parking comes in - think of it as a disabled FAQ, with funny (sometimes painfully funny) stories from Lee’s less-ordinary life.
If you think you know what it’s like to be disabled, prepare to have your perceptions skewered by the much-loved Britain’s Got Talent winner, the brilliant stand-up who struggles to stand up, the Geordie without the accent. And before you ask...no, he really can’t speak at all. But he definitely has something to say.
What members say
- Ibrahim G.
Very funny but ends to abruptly
For anyone interested in stand-up comedy, this is a must listen! Lee Rigby a.k.a. lost voice guy is a talented and laugh out loud comedian who has a great deal to say about disability and living life to the full. As someone with disabilities myself, a lot of what he has to say resonates with me and there is some sage advice for anyone interacting with disabled people in their everyday lives whether at home, work and anywhere in between. This book teaches you that disability is okay and to make the most of what you have and take every opportunity that life throws at you with open arms; Lee certainly did. My only reason for knocking off a star is that the book is too short, and ends to abruptly it’s over before it’s really begun and I would’ve liked to have heard more from him. I would also recommend anyone listening to this to speed up the narration by using the narration speed control as the synthesiser that he uses although perfectly authentic it’s not really suited to an audiobook presentation. Just my opinion though, others may feel differently about this.