At a magazine, everything you do is edited by a bunch of people, by committee, and a lot of them are, were, or think of themselves as writers. Part of that is because magazines worry about their voice.
Book writing is a little different because, in my case, my editor is a year younger than me and basically has the same sensibility as me.
Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.
I've been asked about this constantly, and I compare it to how if you're walking down the street and some schizo guy comes up to you and vomits on you: You wouldn't be hurt by that, you'd just think it's weird.