Samoa Prime Minister Tu'ilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi's sense of humour was to the fore when he launched his memoir 'Palemia' on Wednesday week in Apia.
He spoke of the uncertainty he felt when approached by development academic Dr Peter Swain, who suggested he help the prime minister write a memoir of his leadership experience.
"Memoirs are usually written at a time when most of the characters involved are either dead or have lost their memory. As you will find out many of the characters in the book are still very much alive, very active and still kicking," he said.
Tu'ilaepa told the crowd he would publish a sequel to Palemia when he retires - in 30 years time.