This article criticizes KM and calls her out for "lying" about being impoverished when really she went to private school, met Obama, speaks multiple languages and owns a home.
You're not moving this person out of seedy quarters by donating money that you earmarked to help a person in need. You're financing a book written on a bunch of fictional musings about what Linda Walther Tirado thinks it would be like to be poor. It's basically poverty fan-fiction, by way of a person who has three years of freelance writing on their LinkedIn profile.
We all know that these criticisms are out there. I'm only linking to this particularly one because it's been brought up in posts on more than one of the other Gawker Media sub-blogs and I figured it should be present here too since this is the origin point of the KM post.