This is the title of an unconventional biography of Simon Norton, occasional Word Ways contributor, written by Alexander Masters, a tenant in a rooming-house owned by Norton who lives in the basement.
Eckler, A. Ross
"Simon: The Genius in My Basement,"
Word Ways: Vol. 45
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol45/iss3/3