This is a fun biography which makes a good contrast to Ecstasy and Wonderbread, the biography of Joey Stefano that portrays a very definite downside to the gay porn industry. Although LaRue does discuss the pain of Joey Stefano's addiction and death, she focuses more on her early life, her drag achievements, and her quick rise to the director's chair in the pornographic film industry, Unlike many divas, she doesn't appear egotistical or mean-spirited, and she freely gives credit to her many friends and even her enemies for their ideas and support. Furthermore, she satisfies one's curiousity about life in the porn industry and she's full of tips about making a film or putting on make-up. She discusses many of the porn stars she's directed, and she details several of her favorite films. She also discusses enough of her famous drag queen acquaintances to rival the book, The Drag Queens of New York. Making It Big is well-written (no, I don't suppose it compares with War and Peace, but still...) and fun.