We Don't Know Ourselves is a very personal vision of recent Irish history from the year of Fintan O'Toole's birth, 1958, down to the present. Ireland has changed almost out of recognition during those decades, and Fintan O'Toole's life coincides with that arc of transformation. The book is a brilliant interweaving of memories (though this is emphatically not a memoir) and engrossing social and historical narrative. In a review in the Guardian Colm Tóibín described the book as 'Sweeping, authoritative and profoundly intelligent'. Winner of the An Post Irish Book Awards for 2021 and #1 Bestseller.