Malcolm Gladwell video: Outliers writer meets with Amazon executive in spoof video.

Watch Malcolm Gladwell "Meet" With Amazon's VP of Fulfillment

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July 7 2014 2:22 PM

Malcolm Gladwell, Meet Amazon's VP of Fulfillment

The sitdown every Hachette writer wants to have. 

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As the gulf between Amazon and Hachette widens in their publisher-versus-retailer heavyweight fight, frustrated authors caught in the middle have begun to weigh in—some in better spirits than others. In the spoof video above, Outliers author Malcolm Gladwell meets with Amazon's vice president of fulfillment—with Dick Cavett serving as moderator—and skewers the increasing ridiculousness of the situation.

A.J. McCarthy is a Slate Video blogger.

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