Nothing but the truth was the theme of the Dutch month of philosophy in 2006. Stine wrote a book about her passion for liars. When she suddenly encounters upon an email or an sms with unexpected information, she can be thrilled with a sudden rush of excitement. It is not just the banal soapish and voyeuristic hunger, the Agatha-Christie feeling of discovering an unexpecting truth (cheating! fraud!), but also a philosophical curiosity about the double nature of human beings who hide, cover, flatter and lie. In her book she writes about romantic love rats ('love is, in a way, always a form of self deceit'), famous art & literature cons (such as the case of James Frey and the Dutch master forger Geert Jan Jansen), double lives of men as represented in the film L'adversaire and about Mount Everest-cheaters. How tempting is Oscar Wildes quote: 'Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art.’ What is the author hiding herself?