I'm Only In It for the Parking

I'm Only In It for the Parking

Everything I know about life, laughter and disability



'A truly eye-opening book from a fantastic comedian.' ADAM KAY

'Comedy genius... The funniest book I've read in years.' DAVID WALLIAMS

Lee Ridley won the hearts and minds of the nation on Britain's Got Talent. Now the much-loved comedian opens up about what it's like to be him.

I'm Only In It for the Parking is a wonderful romp through Lee's extraordinary life, by way of the people who like to pray for him, the comparisons with Stephen Hawking, some perilous falls, some epic fails and more information about Lee's private life than you probably need.

This is the wickedly funny story of the stand-up who struggles to stand up, but who learns to finds his feet. The Geordie without the accent. The entertainer who really can't speak at all, but who has something important to say.

What readers are saying:

***** 'Such a brilliant and honest book.'
***** 'The funniest book I've read this year.'
***** 'Written with poignancy and humour.'
***** 'Had me laughing out loud all the way from start to finish.'


  • A unique and brilliant comic voice.

About the authors

Lost Voice Guy

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Lee Ridley

Lee Ridley is also known as Lost Voice Guy. He is a stand-up comedian, writer and tech geek based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Lee developed cerebral palsy as a baby and communicates using an iPad. A bit like Stephen Hawking. Though, in Lee's words, better looking. He is a BBC New Comedy Award winner, his Radio 4 sitcom Ability has had two series with the third coming in 2021, and he is the winner of 2018's Britain's Got Talent. Lee has appeared on Live at the Apollo and at the Royal Variety Performance, sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and had his first nationwide tour in 2019. He is also an ambassador for Scope. I'm Only In It for the Parking is his first book.
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